How Coca-Cola’s distribution system works

We’ve learnt a lot over the last two years or so about how the Coca-Cola distribution systems work and we thought it would useful to summarise our current state of knowledge so that others can fill any gaps or correct any misconceptions. Please comment. The first thing to realise is that Coca-Cola is a sort […]

Progress Report 28/09/10

Children of Mikindani, Tanzania with a model Mark III AidPod, January 2009 Image credit: Tim Dench Next moves 5,500 children die every day in Africa before the age of 5. This initiative could save thousands and thousands of children’s lives through positive engagement between the private and NGO sector. Field trip to Zambia in October […]

Kicking off phase 2 of ColaLife

PSI Headquaters, Dar Es Salaam, November 2008 ColaLife is seen as a cool campaign but we are now moving into a carefully planned implementation phase while continuing to develop and support a vibrant and engaged band of supporters. Despite our current image, we have already had an impact beyond campaigning. During my visit to Tanzania […]

Progress Report – 30/4/10

Children of Mikindani, Tanzania with a model Mark III AidPod, January 2009 Image credit: Tim Dench May 1988 – May 2008 – the first 7,305 days – no progress! May 1988 Had the idea while working on the British Aid Programme in NE Zambia that Coca-Cola’s distribution muscle could be used to distribute oral rehydration […]

Progress Report – 30/12/09

Child at Rene MDC, Tanzania, November 2008 Image credit: Simon Berry May 1988 – May 2008 – the first 7,305 days – no progress! May 1988 Had the idea while working on the British Aid Programme in NE Zambia that Coca-Cola’s distribution muscle could be used to distribute oral rehydration salts in developing countries I […]

Progress Report – 26/8/09

Child at Rene MDC, Tanzania, November 2008 Image credit: Simon Berry May 1988 – May 2008 – the first 7,305 days – no progress! May 1988 Had the idea while working on the British Aid Programme in NE Zambia that Coca-Cola’s distribution muscle could be used to distribute oral rehydration salts in developing countries I […]

Moo Cards just work!

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 […]

Progress Report – 6/12/08

Children at Rene MDC, Dar Es Salaam >>more photos Here is an update on the progress of the Coca Cola campaign. The headline is: ColaLife in Dar Es Sallaam. Read the diary. May 1988 – May 2008 – the first 7,305 days – no progress! May 1988 Had the idea while working on the British […]

Tanzania trip – summary of progress

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! . […]

Another good day but not so visually exciting

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 […]