What makes your innovation unique?
Basic infrastructure gaps in Mozambique are numerous, and lead to needless additional costs and tremendous hardships for NGO’s working on improving lives in the country. Compensating for these gaps can absorb much of an NGO’s resources, limiting their capacity. Development program managers want to focus on their core activities, e.g. health-care provision, capacity building, and advocacy. The reality, however, is that they need to devote considerable time and assets to non-core but important and expensive activities such as transport and logistics.
VillageReach has the unique opportunity to enable other NGO’s to complete their missions by addressing a common gap in transportation infrastructure and helping sustain its own life saving program in country.
In support of its health system strengthening program in northern Mozambique, VillageReach has purchased dedicated trucks and hired drivers at 50% capacity to reliably deliver vaccines and other medical commodities to rural clinics. The remaining 50% capacity is an idle resource which can be allocated to provide service to other organizations, producing revenue for VillageReach to offset the expense of supporting its programs. The incremental cost to VillageReach to manage the transport service is minimal: the trucks and drivers operate in rural and urban geographies common to many NGOs, enabling the business to easily support other organizations.