Zambia takes on Kit Yamoyo

A landmark: on 6-Sep-18, almost seven years to the day since we moved to Zambia to make a simple diarrhoea treatment as ubiquitous as Coca-Cola, 27 people from 20 key Zambian projects and organisations came to discuss Kit Yamoyo – the kit of life. With over 75 people on our final report mailing list, it […]

DfID support for Lusaka scale-up confirmed

We are very pleased to confirm that the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID) will be the majority funder of the Kit Yamoyo Scale-up in Lusaka Province, Zambia. The project is called KYTS-LUSAKA (Kit Yamoyo Transition to Scale in Lusaka). This is a significant milestone for ColaLife and comes two years after the end of […]

It’s back to the kitchen table

Kitchen tables have been important in the development of ColaLife. That’s where we started and that’s where we are now. Despite the incredible progress we are making, the funding and administrative arrangements have been very chaotic over the last few months – and here we explain why. The progress first: Expansion of activities in and […]

ColaLife joins the GREAT Britain stable of British Innovations

We are very proud to be a part of the GREAT Britain campaign which showcases the very best of what Britain has to offer, particularly to those who want to do business with the UK, visit or study there. We have been chosen for the campaign by DfID and we are very pleased we are […]

DfID Zambia say “yes” to ColaLife Scale-up Plan

We are delighted to announce that DfID Zambia (the UK’s Department for International Development in Zambia) have committed, ahead of other donors, to fund ColaLife’s activities in Zambia until the end of Jun-14. This is fantastic news as it ensures one of our key objectives, that there should be a ‘no-gap’ transition from the current […]

Top 10 achievements in 2012

2009’s top 10 | 2010’s top 10 | 2011’s  top 10 The end of the line. A child using the Kit Yamoyo in a remote village in Kalomo. Image credit: Claire Ward. 1. The launch of COTZ (the ColaLife Operational Trial in Zambia) Remote rural Kit Yamoyo retailer It has taken 25 years from the birth of […]

Accountable body confirmed and other exciting things

Because ColaLife is new and has no ‘track record’ as an international NGO, DfID Zambia is unable to give their funding directly to us to run the Zambia trial. Instead it will be given to an ‘accountable body’, whose job it is to ensure the money is spent correctly and provide the financial reports required […]

Dreams can come true

Today, as we were packing to catch tonight’s flight back to Lusaka, the above invitation arrived by email. The British High Commissioner, Mr Tom Carter, is hosting a reception to mark the launch of the funding agreement for the ColaLife trial in Zambia on Monday (5/12/11). So, the secret is out: we can now confirm […]

Intelligence from Kenya and Uganda

We have been in Pretoria today staying with Judy and Ian Goldman. Ian is a member of the ColaLife Virtual Advisory Board. The focus has been on catching up with emails and amongst these was this great report from ColaLife supporter Stewart Martin who is just back from a trip to Kenya and Uganda. Hi […]