Beauty Tricks

When the Avon lady delivers medicine

When Chuck Slaughter started Living Goods, he was looking not only to save lives, but help others make a living. Ambitious, to be sure, but his two birds, one stone approach has worked. A medical nonprofit he founded in Uganda in 2007, Living Goods relies on the “Avon lady” distribution model of buying life-saving medicine in bulk and selling locally. Living Goods provides local women with startup money and training, giving them the means to supplement their incomes. Due to the surplus of counterfeit drugs on the market, the Living Goods salespeople's low-cost wares are a more trustworthy option for Ugandans.

Read it at NBC News

June 24, 2013 5:26 PM