Living Goods is a nonprofit organization that runs a network of micro-entrepreneurs, known as "community health providers" (CHPs), who sell health and household goods door-to-door in Uganda and Kenya and provide basic health counseling.


A cluster randomized controlled trial found a 27% mortality decrease among young children in Ugandan villages visited by CHPs (Björkman Nykvist et al. 2019). Partly on the basis of these findings, in 2014 GiveWell estimated Living Goods' cost per life saved to be in the range of $10,000 (GiveWell 2014), and rated it a standout charity every year until 2021, when that designation was discontinued (GiveWell 2014). An update published in 2016 noted a few developments in the intervening period, but did not revise that estimate or alter its rating (GiveWell 2016).

Living Goods is also featured in The Life You Can Save's list of "best charities" (The Life You Can Save 2021)....

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