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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.[1] 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,[2] and rated it a standout charity every year until 2021, when that designation was discontinued.[2] An update published in 2016 noted a few developments in the intervening period, but did not revise that estimate or alter its rating.[3]

As of July 2022, Living Goods has received $1.1 in funding from Open Philanthropy,[4] and is also featured in The Life You Can Save's list of "best charities".[5]


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