My 48-Hour Countdown to Nepal #NepalNow #5by20


I have been hinting for a few weeks that I will be going to Nepal soon and I am happy to now divulge why.

I was invited on a blogger and journalist trip to Nepal by Coca-Cola to see their disaster relief efforts after the horrible earthquake last year as well as to see their #5by20 global program that empowers women to create and manage their own businesses across Coca-Cola’s supply chain.

Disclosure: Coca-Cola will provide travel, accommodations, and all expenses when I am in Nepal. 

I am thrilled to see Coca-Cola’s work in Nepal next week. I’ve never been, but have always dreamed of visiting. I will be posting daily dispatches and photos starting on Friday during my travels to Asia. You can keep up with my posts by following me on Twitter at @jenniferjames and on Instagram at jenniferjames_.

As a quick aside, for all of you who know me, I always drink Coke every time I travel to a foreign country. Here in the States I drink Coke on occasion (although of late I’ve been on a bit of a binge), but abroad it’s my definite go-to drink of choice. In fact, to be completely honest, I guzzle it. It’s my favorite!

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A Coke I drank in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I couldn’t help but take a photo of Coca-Cola in Amharic.

I am also a big fan of the work Coca-Cola does with governments and NGOs to help get vital supplies and medicines to some of the most remote and rural areas of the developing world. In fact, there is an entire UK charity, ColaLife, that works with Coca-Cola to ensure children get access to anti-diarrheal medicines. This is vitally important as diarrhea is one of the top three leading causes of child deaths in low-and-middle income countries.

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ColaLife’s anti-diarrheal kit for children.

I took this photo in Washington, DC at a PSI event about the best buys in global health.

Even though I have known about this trip for months, I can’t believe it’s already time for me to travel to Nepal. I can’t wait! I hope you follow along.

Have you been to Nepal? How did you like it?

Disclosure: Coca-Cola will provide travel, accommodations, and all expenses when I am in Nepal. 

2 comments

  1. Congratulations! I love that the extensive supply chain that Coca-Cola has developed can be put to such good use. I have never been to Nepal, but would love to! I am looking forward to following your trip and learning more about Coca-Cola’s initiatives in the earthquake recovery there.

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