One third of the global population lacks access to essential medicines, especially rural areas in developing countries.
GP invests in rural pharmacies that sell affordable, high-quality medicines in areas previously without access. These pharmacies are run by local entrepreneurs. As a result, people spend less time traveling and being sick and entrepreneurs earn increased income.
Who is Served?
The target demographic is rural households living on less than $3.20 PPP/person/day.
What is Delivered?
Clients Receive: Access to essential medicines, supplies, & basic health information
May also receive: Very basic diagnosis and care
Entrepreneurs receive loans, training, access to medicines.
Why is it Impactful?
Family health improves and household costs are reduced due to:
- Improved geographic access
- Improved affordability
- Timely/appropriate treatment
Entrepreneurs have a new source of income and improved livelihood.