Demand: the buyers are low income community members in need for some basic medication. A plastic flipbook could hang on the vending machine with pictorial instructions i.e. how to use a condom, how to use oral rehydration salts in case of diarrhea for a child, for adult, etc. Additional plastic flipbook could be distributed to the families on request.
Training: The distributors will receive a basic training around the basic medical equipment and supplies to understand what they are buying/selling.
Initial costs: the vending machines and appropriate bikes, which are safe to ride in difficult terrain. Vending machines that not require refrigerator cost 100-200 USD. It is worth to investigate if cheaper/smaller vending machines could be built.
Spreading the word: a good time to spread the word amongst the local women is at the time before they gather to watch the telenovelas or after that. Additionally, places of worship are a good place to spread the word.
Challenge: this business can become profitable if it could scale and if the vending machines are not damaged and the medication stolen