Archives for August 2012

The end of the line – the test run

Yesterday was a wonderful day, the when the first Kit Yamoyos actually made it into the hands of mothers (and fathers) of young children in a remote village – Siachitema – in rural Zambia. This was the end of my week-long trip to the field, following the Kit Yamoyos through the distribution chain looking for […]

Kalomo/Choma Day 4

[postedl from my iPhone] Today the team split with Claire and Tracy embedding themselves in Siachitema with their guardian, Albert. Because of the superb groundwork we did yesterday, the women were given a room on the back of the Rural Health Centre and Albert is using the tent we brought with us. I then went […]

Kalomo Day 3

We achieved a lot today but before I go into details let me introduce you to Agnes and Bonnie (not their real names). Agnes approached me while we were waiting to film the arrival of the MSL truck at Choma General Hospital for The Cola Road documentary. She was pretty desperate and spoke good English. […]

Test run – the wholesaler

You don’t get many pictures on me on this blog but here I am in my element. I’m holding the first carton of Kit Yamoyos and delivering it to the Coca-Cola wholesaler in Choma. This was the start of the wholesale part of the test run which happened today (9/8/12). The box contains 7 bags […]

The story of our first Kit Yamoyo sale

Today has been eventful despite the fact that I’ve spent more than eight hours of it at the wheel of the Land Rover. We left Lusaka early this morning and arrived at the Choma Coca-Cola wholesaler just after midday. There we met Edmund Muleya the officer in charge. We hadn’t met Edmund before as we […]

How to assemble a Kit Yamoyo

At 11 o’clock this morning (9am GMT) I will be training the person at Pharmanova in the assembly of a Kit Yamoyo. He is the person who will lead the Kit Yamoyo assembly team. I’m hoping that we will get 35 done, bagged (5 per bag) and packed into a carton. This carton will be […]

Parallel processing towards the launch of the trial

ColaLife is now cooking with gas! There is so much going on as we approach the trial launch in September. All partners are working in parallel towards the launch. Yesterday (1/8/12) was day 3 of the training for the enumerators recruited by our local monitoring and evaluation partner, RuralNet, at UNZA (the University of Zambia). […]