Social Business

VillageReach has developed a model that efficiently scales critical and sustainable infrastructure services. Relieved of the burden of building and operating non-core activities, public and private health systems can devote their resources to the provision of healthcare.

The social business model focuses on three key infrastructure sectors: transport and logistics, communications and information technology, and energy supply. Significant gaps in these sectors, typical in many low-income countries, severely limit not only health system performance, but also prevent other elements of community and regional economies from functioning adequately to support their populations.

VillageReach evaluates these gaps to assess opportunities for new social businesses that can develop a broad customer base beyond the health system and lower the overall cost of service. The goal is to leave behind a legacy of successfully developed, profitable businesses that are market competitive and socially beneficial.

By leveraging existing program activities and resources, VillageReach’s social business model addresses these requirements with low-cost access to capital, patient investment horizons and an ability to assume risk. With the health system serving as an anchor customer, a social business can expand its base of customers allowing it to reduce the overall cost of service and build a profitable, sustainable business. Services to the health system and the social benefits that flow from those services are protected through long-term contractual relationships and other methods.

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