Endline findings from the Lusaka Scale-up (KYTS-LUSAKA)

A Final Hurrah for KYTS Data Collection: Endline Findings From The Kit Yamoyo Transition to Scale – Lusaka Household Survey Our first household survey in Zambia took place in July of 2012. This was when we conducted the baseline for the ColaLife Operational Trial Zambia (COTZ). Here we are, 6 years later, elated to be […]

The Cola Road documentary now available for download

Quick links: The film | Film excerpt | The film on the internet | The film’s maker | Support for screenings | DOWNLOAD   The Cola Road trailer   The film The Cola Road is an independent film made about our work. It was not commissioned by ColaLife. In Aug-12 Claire Ward spent 5 weeks shadowing the ColaLife team as we prepared to launch […]

KYTS Dashboard finally released (Release 1.0)

Those reading this in their email can view the slide full size on Flickr here. At last we have a dashboard of key performance indicators to bring to life all the frontline work going on to support retailers and provide invaluable management information. I wish to thank Abbott Katz, the man behind spreadsheetjournalism.com for his significant voluntary […]

How and why we used vouchers in the ColaLife trial (COTZ)

  Kit Yamoyo vouchers | A retailer redeeming a Kit Yamoyo voucher on his phone This blog post is prompted by a review of our work that mis-understood how and why we used vouchers in the ColaLife Operational Trial in Zambia (COTZ). If you assess COTZ retrospectively, as a trial of vouchers, it comes off very very […]

Deployment of the ColaLife Field Monitoring System gets underway

This evening (Sunday, 11-May-14) the two KYTS project managers from the two front-line Zambian NGOs (KZF and iDE) undertaking the community-based marketing for Kit Yamoyo came around for a ‘training of trainers’ session on the new tablet-based ColaLife Field Monitoring System (CFMS). This is pretty awesome, although I say so myself! I have built it using […]

Top 10 achievements in 2013

2009’s top 10 | 2010’s top 10 | 2011’s  top 10 | 2012’s top 10 Mother and child leave the shop of a Kit Yamoyo retailer in rural Kalomo.  Image credit: Claire Ward 1. Completed the ColaLife Operational Trial in Zambia (COTZ) When we started the ColaLife trial in Sep-12, no child in our trial areas was receiving […]

The framework of our scale-up plan – KYTS

This is the third and final blog post describing our scale-up plans. The first looked at how we intend to move from the current trial (COTZ) to the scale-up while continuing the flow of kits into the trial areas. The second described the approach we are taking to the scale-up itself and this one looks […]

An overview of our scale-up plan – KYTS – our approach

In our last blog post we outlined our aspiration to move seamlessly from the ColaLife Operational Trial in Zambia (COTZ) to a national scale-up which we are calling the KYTS Project (Kit Yamoyo Transition to Scale Project) and we explained how we intended to achieve this. This blog post describes the overall approach we intend to […]

Moving from trial to scale-up – the transition from COTZ to KYTS

Since our midline survey (6 months into the trial) in Mar-13 indicated that our work was having positive impacts, we have been developing a plan to move to a national scale-up. A key objective here was to keep the flow of kits going into the trial areas where mothers and care-givers have started to rely […]