Leave it to the experts

Following the ColaLife TEDx Warwick presentation on 6/3/10, I was contacted by Richard Potter, a member of the executive for the International Development Summit at Warwick (WIDS) which takes place every November. Richard said: We’ve subsequently written a post-summit magazine – which is just about to go to print – which will be circulated to all our prestigious […]

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 […]

A to Z of 2010 ColaLife priorities

AidPod Move from Mark III model through prototyping to manufacture for trials. Buckminster Fuller Challenge Do everything possible to win the Buckminster Challenge and generate as much PR as possible in the process. Commitment Continue to be totally committed to getting the ColaLife concept trialled and properly evaluated. Simon Berry to commit to ColaLife full […]

Progress Report – 26/8/09

Child at Rene MDC, Tanzania, November 2008 Image credit: Simon Berry May 1988 – May 2008 – the first 7,305 days – no progress! May 1988 Had the idea while working on the British Aid Programme in NE Zambia that Coca-Cola’s distribution muscle could be used to distribute oral rehydration salts in developing countries I […]

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 […]

ColaLife gets mention in HARVARD report

Last week the HARVARD Kennedy School and the IFC published their report into the research into Coca-Cola’s Manual Distribution System undertaken in East Africa in the summer of 2008. We reported on this here. The report can be downloaded here: harvard-ifc-mdc-summary-report-final (PDF, 2.3 MB). The good news is that ColaLife is mentioned: In November 2008, […]

A conversation with Mark Ellis of sounddelivery

Simon Berry ColaLife Know How Non-Profit Interview | sounddelivery by colalife > A big thank you to the folks at sounddelivery, Mark Ellis and Eric Whelan in particular, for the creativity that went into this audio feature which was recorded on the evening of 25/3/09 and summarised the ColaLife story so far. The feature mixes […]

The ColaLife story as told by the BBC’s iPM programme

The BBC’s iPM programme, which goes out on a Saturday on Radio 4, has maintained a keen interest in the ColaLife story. For convenience, I have brought together the features they have created and broadcast in the last 12 months into this post (see below). In addition to these broadcasts, Jennifer Tracey, of iPM did […]

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 […]