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COVID-19 and last mile distribution

Last mile distribution organisations (LMDs) are experiencing significant challenges to their businesses as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Read our blog in NextBillion for more information, as well as to hear ways in which our members are adapting to the situation, and the support they urgently require. If you are an LMD looking for tools, resources and funding opportunities to help you weather this crisis, visit our COVID-19 resources page.

COVID-19 Resources Page

The Global Distributors Collective (GDC) is a collective of last mile distributors around the world. We have over 120 members in over 40 countries, who cumulatively have sold more than 8 million life-changing products to last mile households.

We are dedicated to supporting and representing last mile distribution companies to help them reach underserved customers with life-changing products like solar lights, clean cookstoves, water filters and nutrition products.

Our purpose is to make last mile distribution the first priority so that life-changing products can be made affordable and available to all.

Find out more about GDC members

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Read now! Last Mile Distribution: State of the sector report

Based on a survey of 72 GDC members from 30 countries, as well as a series of expert interviews, this first-of-a-kind report highlights the vital role of last mile distributors in creating markets for beneficial products and effectively reaching last mile customers. 




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