Today my mobile buzzed announcing the arrival of a text . . . from Tanzania! It read: Hi simon! i hope ur fine, I am grace mdc from kinondon area since u come u r 2 quiet why? nothing is going on from grace mdc tanzania Frontline SMS! That is Grace in the pictures. She [...]
For those of you without the time to plough through all the material generated during the Tanzania trip, here’s a summary with some quick links: ColaLife Pods – what the frontline thinks A discussion about the ColaLife pods outside a Manual Cistribution Centre (MDC) in Dar Es Salaam. This includes a ‘must see’ video! . [...]
On 27/11/08 I was lucky enough to be able to accompany Benito Xaverly, one of Coca-Cola Kwanza’s Area Sales Managers as he visited 7 of the 17 MDCs he looks after. The main purpose of the visits was to agree the month’s sales targets and discuss any issues the MDCs may have. However, I took [...]
Here’s all the detail you will ever need! To read the numbers, click on the image to open it full size on Flickr. This is the crate. it takes 24, 350ml bottles and 80% of the Coca-Cola produced in Tanzania goes out in these bottles/crates. There are lots more photos of crates here.
Here are the bullet points from today in order of execution: Set up a meeting with PSI Tanzania Got the bike out and re-visited Grace MDC Re-located Lilian MDC and Mwenge South MDCs Got caught in a tropical down pour Bumped into the Prime Minister when trying to get back up to my room with [...]
Another great day with a bunch of really creative people but more on the meeting in the next blog post. When the meeting finished I was able to arrange to tag along with Adrian Ristow to see more MDCs tomorrow and then I spent the rest of the afternoon preparing for that. And the image [...]
Image credit: Rory McCann I’m packing for the big trip! Here is an outline of my plans. The most important thing to note though is that I intend to load a daily report here starting on the evening of Tuesday, 24/11 (internet connection permitting – but I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to get one). [...]
Jennifer Tracey of the BBC’s iPM team was in touch shortly after it was announced here that Coca-Cola had invited ColaLife to Tanzania. The BBC have been talking to Coca-Cola about the meeting and the possibility of covering it. I spoke with Chris Vallance last week who offered to send me a Flip Video so [...]