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 […]

Fabulous new photos just in

Thanks to ColaLife supporter Tim Dench we have the first photos of the Mark III AidPod in situ in Tanzania. Tim runs TOAD in his spare time. Please take a look. This first slideshow shows the AidPod in the hands of our client group. Children! And these are the first photos of the Mark III […]

ColaLife brokers partnership with global NGO for Tanzanian field work

Our first major achievement was to get Coca-Cola’s agreement to look at trialling our ideas on the ground in Africa. Now we can reveal our second major achievement: we have successfully found them the partner they needed. Three weeks ago, on 20th July 2009, after months of partnership development talks, AED (The Academy for Educational […]

Introducing Trans Tanz

Meet the people of the Trans Tanz Project. And a big thank you to them for helping the ColaLife Campaign by taking these photos and sending them in. Trans Tanz is a charitable organisation that works in the Bagamoyo district of Tanzania with a local community based organisation called UKUN.  Together they provide free transport […]

Help to raise the profile of ColaLife on our Birthday

Would you like to do something really significant on the birthday of ColaLife’s Facebook Group? If yes, then please comment on these two independent articles: click on the links below and add a comment, mentioning ColaLife, to the article you see. This will really help raise our profile. Thanks. Can Big Companies Drive Development […]

Coca-Cola confirm their commitment to ColaLife trials . . on BBC Radio 4

This is a great confirmation of Coca-Cola’s commitment to trials of the ColaLife idea this year in Tanzania. Listen again to the interview here (4 mins 52 secs): Coca-Cola’s commitment to ColaLife | 25 04 2009 | FULL INTERVIEW by colalife Thanks are due to Euan of Coca-Cola and the iPM team who can do […]

Why we still need Google’s support

Animation produced by Facebook members to support our Project 10^100 entry There is a danger, now that Coca-Cola have said yes (probably) to trials of our idea in Tanzania, the people at Google will think ‘job done’ and decide we don’t need their help. However, the truth is that we need their help now more […]

Coca-Cola say ‘Yes’ (probably) to trials this year

Image credit: Alison Pearson. Thanks to the children of the N’gombe Compound in Lusaka, Zambia. A handful of ColaLife supporters attended the public  Business Fights Poverty event at the Commonwealth Club last night to hear Euan Wilmshurst, Stakeholder Engagement Manager, The Coca-Cola Company, give a qualified YES to trials of the ColaLife idea before the […]

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 […]

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! . […]