Living Goods

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Living Goods employs local workers in developing countries to go door-to-door to sell affordable health and household goods and give basic health advice to low-income families. Living Goods is a top-ranked charity of The Life You Can Save and is on GiveWell’s standout charity list.

All dollar and gift amounts on this donation page are in Canadian Dollars (CAD).

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Money raised for Living Goods through RC Forward

Living Goods employs locals—predominantly women—to distribute goods and sell household items essential for health and sanitation to their communities at low prices. These locals go door-to-door to provide health advice and sell products such as simple treatments for malaria and diarrhoea, safe childbirth kits, cookstoves, water filters, solar lights, and foods fortified with vitamins and minerals. 

Living Goods focuses on four areas: treating childhood diseases, offering free pregnancy and newborn check-ups, improving nutrition, and referring acute cases to qualified facilities. 

Randomized controlled trials suggest that Living Goods reduces the number of children dying of preventable illnesses and creates livelihoods for thousands of enterprising women. Living Goods is a top-ranked charity of The Life You Can Save and is on GiveWell’s standout charity list.