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Products that Improve Health and Wealth

Living Goods offers products that improve health and wealth and are otherwise difficult to access for too many people in need. Product sales also enable our Community Health Promoters to earn a modest income and for Living Goods to recover 100 percent of the product costs, thus reducing the annual cost of the Living Goods system to less than $2 per person reached.

Living Goods employs a rigorous product selection process using two key criteria:

IMPACT: We only promote products that improve lives and provide a compelling value to the customer. All of our products improve health, save money, and/or save valuable time.

HARD TO ACCESS: We offer items that are difficult to access, meaning they are hard to find, are prohibitively priced, or are low in quality.

Where these two criteria coincide we can make a difference AND earn a reasonable margin to ensure sustainability. Living Goods continually tests new innovative products. Contact us now if you know of any new products that we should test.

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Childhood Diseases

  • Artmisinin Combination Therapy for Malaria (ACT)
  • Rapid Diagnostic Test for Malaria
  • Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) and Zinc for Diarrhea
  • Amoxicillin for Pneumonia
  • De-Worming Pills - Albendazole
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Family Planning & Pregnancy

  • Oral Contraceptives
  • Condoms
  • Clean Delivery Kits
  • Prenatal Vitamins
  • Baby Caps
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Nutrition

  • Fortified Complimentary Feeding Porridges for Children 6-24 months
  • Fortified Millet Flour
  • Fortified Cooking Oil
  • Vitamin A
  • Iron Folate
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Money Saving Tools

  • High Efficiency cook stoves
  • Solar Lights
  • Water Filters

Featured Products



Healthy Start Fortified Porridge Promotes Healthy Growth

A lack of simple micro-nutrients like vitamin A contributes to stunting rates as high as 40 percent in Africa, and is a factor in over half of under-five deaths. To address this issue, Living Goods spent a year creating and refining Healthy Start, a vitamin-fortified maize soya complimentary feeding porridge for kids six to twenty-four months. Healthy Start is now our top-selling product. Encouraged by this success, we are adding a Healthy Start Millet flour and testing a range of pack sizes.

  • Healthy Start is enriched with WHO-approved vitamins and minerals including A, B6, B12, C, D3, E, Iron, Zinc, Niacin, Folate, Thiamine, and Iodine.
  • Taken consistently these nutrients can reduce stunting, help kids thrive in school and help defend against deadly disease.
  • Lightly sweetened taste means kids eat every bite.
  • Quick and easy to make. Just add water, boil, and simmer.
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Essential Medicines for the Three Biggest Killers

Three easily treatable diseases cause up to 60 percent of child deaths in Africa—malaria, pneumonia, and diarrheal disease. Living Goods trains and equips our health promoters to treat all three of these.

  • Our agents stock artemisinin combination therapy (ACT) for malaria, amoxicillin for pneumonia, and oral rehydration solution plus zinc for diarrhea.
  • We work closely with local government to ensure our agents and branches have permission to offer these life-saving drugs, and follow the best practices in storage, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Because up to 50 percent of fevers are misdiagnosed as malaria, we now also offer the rapid diagnostic test for malaria (mRDT), a simple field blood test that gives an accurate answer in just moments.
  • We regularly lab test medicines from each supplier to ensure quality.

Super Efficient cook stoves Cut Fuel Cost in Half

Over three billion people still cook on open fires that hog fuel, emit tons of ozone-depleting black carbon, and contribute to over a million deaths from respiratory infections. Living Goods offers a range of improved, insulated stoves that conserve heat and reduce fuel use by 50 percent or more.

  • Our stoves can save families up to $90 a year in charcoal costs. With retail prices as low as $10 our stoves pay for themselves in just 1 to 3 months.
  • High efficiency means dramatically less smoke, so families can breath easier and homes stay cleaner.
  • All of our stoves are guaranteed to last 1 to 3 years
  • We offer both charcoal and wood-burning models in a range of price points.
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Bright Solar Lights Save Big Money and Charge Mobile Phones

Amazingly in 2015, two out of three families in Sub-Saharan Africa still lack electricity. They waste limited cash on dirty, dangerous kerosene-fueled lamps that are a strain to work or study with. Advances in LED lights and plunging prices for solar panels now make home solar a smart option for under-served families.

  • Our bright solar lamps save families $50-100 a year and pay for themselves in months.
  • The solar panels power mobile phones, saving money on charging and making it easier to stay connected.
  • Bright solar lights help kids study longer and enable artisans and hawkers to make money after the sun sets.
  • Solar is safer than kerosene, eliminating the possibility of burns and fires.

Living Goods Product Catalog

We provide the full color product catalog shown below to each Living Goods Health Promoter. The catalog clearly and visually demonstrates the health and benefits of each item. Key messages appear in english and local language. The quality of the presentation and branding is purposely aspirational.

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