Providing support to community health workers with our 1%s this month will work to change thousands of lives. With our new charity partner Living Goods, community health promotors are trained and provided with the infrastructure to bring positive health and economic impact to their communities.
Through an ‘avon lady’ model, Living Goods supports a network of health entrepreneurs who go door to door in their communities, providing products to improve families health, and with simple interventions, help families save money too.
This works on a number of levels, combining the best practices from business and public health. Its a smart model. Child mortality can be dramatically reduced while providing livelihoods to thousands of enterprising women.
Our grant to Living Goods will impact a minimum of 5,000 people in Uganda and Kenya by enabling Living Goods to recruit, train, and support 5 Community Health Promoters. Thats another person reached for every £1.32 we donate.
Living Goods Community Health Promoters diagnose, treat, and help prevent childhood illness, provide healthy pregnancy education and access to family planning products, improve maternal and child nutrition, and bring money saving products like solar lights and efficient cook stoves to the doorsteps of those who need them most.
At 1%HQ we’re really excited by this new partnership. You can find out more about Living Goods impressive work here