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Living Goods

Living Goods

Living Goods

Living Goods is a social enterprise tackling poverty in East Africa and beyond. We empower "Avon-like" micro-entrepreneurs to deliver life-saving and life-changing products to the doorsteps of the poor.

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Living Goods

http://www.livinggoods.org

Nairobi, Kenya

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About us

We believe that the poor are not helpless victims; they are resilient entrepreneurs and value conscious consumers.  We equip networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who sell affordable high-impact products door-to-door.  These micro-franchisees leverage Living Goods’ brand, buying power and mobile marketing tools to deliver vital products such as solar lights, fortified foods, and simple treatments, to the people who need them most.  By combining the best practices from the worlds of micro-enterprise, franchising and public health, Living Goods is creating a fully sustainable system to improve the health, wealth, and productivity of the world’s poor.  We seek nothing less than a disruptive reinvention of distribution in the developing world.

Living Goods has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Economist, Forbes and The Huffington Post. Check out these articles and more on our press page.
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Why are we exciting?

Living Goods is tackling the huge challenge of distribution in emerging markets.  Thanks to significant medical and technological breakthroughs we now have the solutions to save and change the lives of millions of people living in poverty. Products like anti-malaria treatments, clean-burning cook stoves, fortified foods, and solar lamps can dramatically improve the health and wealth of people who survive on just a few dollars a day. But these products do little good if they don’t reach the people who need them most.

We empower networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while selling a broad assortment of affordable, life-changing products.

These networks of franchised micro-entrepreneurs leverage Living Goods’ brand, buying power and marketing tools to deliver vital products at accessible prices to the people who need them most. By combining the best practices from the worlds of micro-enterprise, franchising and public health, Living Goods is creating a fully sustainable system to improve the health, wealth, and productivity of the world’s poor.  

We seek nothing less than a disruptive reinvention of distribution in the developing world.
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What is our culture like?

At Living Goods we think big but we operate small and nimble. At Living Goods you will have the chance to work with a team of changemakers to conceive and test innovative ideas every day. If you work well in a dynamic, highly collaborative culture, if you set high standards for yourself and your colleagues, if you know how to fail fast and learn fast, and if you meet challenges with calm determination and a sense of humor, you will fit right in. See our guiding principles.
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