Archives for May 2013

Beyond the call of duty – Cairo to Cape Town for ColaLife

Regular readers will know Ali & Lizzie, the couple who are cycling from Cairo to Cape Town for ColaLife (and two other charities close to their hearts). Well here is some sad news about a very determined woman. This is a quoted straight from their blog. The original post is here. Last Leg – Lost […]

Just back from Katete

I’m just back from my latest field trip to Katete. On these trips, I’m always aware that, as a 6’2″ white observer with weird hair, my mere presence has an impact on what I’m observing. This was really brought home to me on this trip when I was accompanied by three other white faces. Things got very […]

A virtual tour of the Kit Yamoyo retailers

It would be lovely if all our supporters could visit the Kit Yamoyo retailers in Kalomo and Katete. This is obviously not possible but here is the next best thing! Using Google Earth it is now possible to ‘fly’ over the trial areas and get a feel for the types of shops selling Kit Yamoyos […]

ColaLife wins the top prize at the DuPont Packaging Innovation Awards

Last night (16/5/13) while we slept in Zambia, there were celebrations going in Wilmington, Delaware, USA at the DuPont Packaging Innovation Awards. This morning we learnt that we’d won the top prize (Diamond) and we also won in the ‘Food Security’ category. It was great that our colleague, Rohit Ramchandani, was there and met up […]

Johnnie Walker ColaLife interview now available

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of being interviewed by one of my childhood heros; the Radio Caroline and BBC DJ Johnnie Walker MBE about ColaLife. As a completely independent initiative from his work with the BBC and other broadcasters, Johnnie puts together The Alternative Johnnie Walker Podcasts which, and I quote, . . […]

The ColaLife Innovation Map – Take 2

I have written about the ColaLife Innovation Map before but it is time for an update. Peter Drucker, the late, famous American management consultant, educator, and author once said: “When a new venture does succeed, more often than not it is in a market other than the one it was originally intended to serve, with […]