Our members

GDC members are organisations that sell life-changing products to last mile customers: customers who are underserved by the mainstream private sector, because they are low income or live in remote areas, or both. The GDC currently represents over 150 such last mile distributors around the world – from Mexico to Kenya to Papua New Guinea. Click here to see a snapshot of our membership.

GDC members

  • Have a presence in over 50 countries, with representation being strongest in East Africa (42%) followed by West/Central Africa, Southern Africa and Asia.
  • Sell a range of products, with over two thirds (68%) selling more than one type of product. The most common product categories sold are solar lights, home systems and electronics (75%), followed by improved cookstoves/cookers (43%).
  • Use mixed distribution models, with the majority (61%) working through multiple channels – mostly sales agents (93%), followed by proprietary or independent retail outlets (44%) and/or other community channels (44%).
  • Target some of the most underserved customers around the world, with almost 70% of GDC members’ customers earning less than US$3.20 per person/day (the official World Bank poverty line).

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