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Helping Visionary Partners Improve Sustainability, Impact, and Scale

Living Goods aims to improve the health and wealth of 50 million people over the next 10 years. To reach that scale we are helping others learn from and adapt our proven model. Dozens of organizations have already asked for our help.

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Population Services International launches a Living Goods replication in Myanmar

Our path to success requires changing the way local governments, the biggest non-governmental organizations, and major public and private funders plan, finance, and deliver community health. Our shared success will help the biggest funders of public health achieve the greatest return—measured in lives saved—for their limited resources.

This strategy is clearly working and examples of our influence are mounting. We now partner with three of the largest NGOs in the world, helping them replicate our model and methods. In Uganda, Living Goods has supported BRAC since 2007 on health strategy, business planning, procurement, mobile technology, impact, and measurement. Living Goods is also helping Population Services International (PSI) in Myanmar adapt our model to improve the sustainability and impact of its Sun Primary Health network of over 2,000 agents. Most recently, CARE International asked Living Goods to help replicate the model in Zambia with the goal of deploying over 6,000 agents reaching national scale. Click here for details on these partnerships.

Meanwhile, through increasing collaboration with government in Uganda and Kenya, we are modeling success for public-private partnerships in health. Our proven results have influenced policy makers in both countries to open the regulatory space to allow health workers to stock and dispense a growing range of high-impact, low-cost medicines. More importantly, health officials are appointing Living Goods to operate community health worker platforms on behalf of the public sector in select geographies.

Does Your Organization Aim to
Achieve any of These Goals?

If so, call or email us today to explore how we might help you.

Living Goods is searching for dynamic partners to replicate the Living Goods model in new markets, with a particular focus on Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Myanmar, and India. If you work in any of these places, we want to hear from you.



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How Living Goods Can Help You

With each partner we co-create tailored solutions to meet your goals for improving impact, scale and sustainability. We typically assign a full-time Living Goods advisor to support you on the ground, and your organization will enjoy access to Living Goods senior experts on impact planning, product management, mobile technology, and financial planning. Our process usually includes the following steps:


  • Visioning and Goal Setting
  • Impact Planning: Identify Key Impact Objectives, Metrics, and Targets
  • Business Model Development
    • - Create a Dynamic Financial Model
    • - Craft Product Strategy, Sourcing, and Pricing
    • - Build Distribution and Inventory Planning Systems
    • - Design Agent Financing
    • - Develop Marketing and Promotion Strategies
  • Talent Strategy
    • - Design Org Charts and Job Descriptions
    • - Create Recruiting Plans
  • Adapt Mobile Technology for Marketing, Data Collection and Performance Management
  • Create Training Tools and Materials
  • Collaborate on Financing Strategy and Grant Writing
  • And Importantly…Provide Ongoing Support During Implementation and Scale Up

Visit Living Goods

Seeing our system in person offers by far the best way to understand the Living Goods model and imagine how to adapt it to your goals. We welcome forward-thinking NGOs, government leaders, and funders to visit us in Uganda or Kenya, meet our managers and health promoters, and test-drive our world-class mobile tools.

Call or email us to inquire about a field visit.

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Signature Partnerships

The BRAC-Living Goods partnership has been profoundly important to the success of both organizations in Uganda. Living Goods launched this partnership in 2007 to help BRAC build a financially sustainable community health worker platform. We collaborate closely with BRAC on strategy, business planning, new product testing, procurement, mobile technology, impact evaluation, and fundraising.
Read more about the BRAC-Living Goods Partnership here >

PSI and Living Goods share a common vision for harnessing the power of markets to improve health for the poor, and have collaborated at the senior most level on strategy and innovation for several years. PSI Myanmar is adapting the Living Goods model to improve the sustainability and impact of its Sun Primary Health network of over 1,800 community agents. Living Goods is helping PSI with every aspect of the system from financial modelling and impact planning, to product selection, sourcing, and agent recruitment.

Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership sought to build a door-to-door micro-franchise in rural Peru with the goal of creating livelihoods for thousands of underemployed women. They hired the Living Goods team to help them design a business model, build a financial plan, refine the product mix, and create effective management systems. The business is doing well, and today the Clinton Foundation is working to recreate the success in new markets.

CARE International CARE International seeks to improve sustainability and drive impact through innovative social enterprises. They asked Living Goods to help their Zambia team design and build a sustainable, entrepreneur-led health worker platform based closely on the Living Goods model. We are advising CARE on all aspects of the system including impact planning, fundraising, product mix, supply chain, mobile tools, performance management, and hiring. The endeavour is backed by Glaxo Smith Kline and Barclays Bank. If the endeavor succeeds in Zambia, CARE hopes to replicate it across their network.