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We are Amisadai and Louisa Monger (aged 14 and 11). In 2010, we moved to Tanzania in Africa - look at the map below to see if you can find it! We hope you will enjoy reading about our adventures and looking at our photos! Please don't forget to send us a message too!

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Dramas and Pets and Sickness

In Kimande

Living in Kimande has been so fun!  Louisa and I love playing there. We have lots of friends now. There is a baby donkey that I have stroked. I love him!  The stoves group is going well, all the stoves people seem to enjoy it! We have the bible study and meeting first, and then we go to make stoves. I have made lots of pots. I really like Baba and Mama, the older couple from Itunundu. They gave us a big sack of rice, a bag of peanuts and a beautiful shell! They are very kind. We have been to their house twice now, and both times they have given us mandazis ( which is a bit like a donut) and chai! We invited them back to town last week and got them some glasses  so now they can see better and read their Bible. 

Louisa in the rice bags!

Getting the bricks for the stoves group kiln
 Our Nutrition Drama

In one of the stove group meetings, we did a little play about all the different food groups (protein, wanga (carbohydrates), fruits and vegetables and sugars/fat).The story was about a man who wanted a good place to live. This represents how we want good healthy bodies. In this story, the house is like your body.
There was once a man who wanted a house. He thought about what he would need. “Aha! I need some bricks.” And off he went to get some bricks. Brick after brick the house grew. Finally it was done. The bricks are like protein, they are a good foundation and make you strong.
The man thought again. “I now need firewood to make a fire to keep me warm and to cook my food and boil my water.” So he went to find some firewood. When he returned he made his fire and cooked and kept warm. The wood is like the energy we need, the carbohydrates. After all his work, he was tired and needed a rest. So he lay down and fell asleep.  While he was sleeping a thief was creeping along. The thief went in the house and stole some things. Then he crept silently away.

Sleeping before the thief came

When the man woke up, he found his things were stolen and was upset. He thought. What could he do to stop the thief coming again?
"I know! I'll buy a lock!" he said. So he went and bought a lock.
"Now I can rest I peace!" The next night the thief crept silently to the house. Finally he reached the house and fumbled at the lock. But he couldn't get in. Annoyed, he ran off into the night. The thief is like disease, you  don't want it to enter your body.  The lock is like fruit and vegetables with vitamins and minerals that protect our body.
Finally, the man decided that he needed a light to work in the evening. He just needed a small light to read by. So he went and bought a candle which was just right! The candle is like the fats and sugars which we only need a little bit of to give us a little bit of energy. 

Candle (fats and sugars)
And that is the story of the man who had a good place to live. And that is why all the different foods are so important for our bodies! 

(I was the man and Louisa was the thief and she also did all the signs. We also both helped to hand out pictures of all the different foods and helped people to stick them under the right heading.


Pictures of protein carbohydrates

Remember we had some baby bunnies born? Four of the bunnies were darkish and one was lighter. But sadly they all died when we were in the village. Moab, our guard said that they were all scattered around the hutch. LAlso sadly, this morning we found one of our pussy cats dead. She was poorly and although the vet came to try and help her, she died. Now we only have Kettle left.

But happy news is that Andy and Angela have a new puppy. Today I went to Andy and Angela' s to wash him! He his so cute! He is creamy white and has beige ears! I love him so much! He really likes me too, and always follows me!
Louisa is now very sick. We took her to the hospital and the doctor said she has amoebiasis. She keeps throwing up and has dirarrhea and has a very bad tummy.  


  1. Great blog!You should make a video of your play. We're sad Louisa not only played a thief in a play but that the thief keeps breaking into her stomach and emptying it out. We're praying for you both.

  2. Pole Louisa!I am praying for you to get well! What a great blog post girls--so fun to read.

    Get better!


  3. Well done Amisadai and Louisa. You are both a very important part of the stoves team and teaching the people some really important lessons. But have you taught that baby donkey to talk yet like that story in the bible? We are praying for you both and especially for Louisa to get better quickly. Lots of love, Grandma and Granddad. XX

  4. big blessings to you all, praying you recover soon Louisa. We have been next door to you in Uganda, loved it too. :) x x x

  5. Thinking of you all! What a great story:)
    Alicia and Josh would love to be there with you, hope that bug goes away Louisa, so that you can feel strong again.
    Much love to you all, we are praying for you.
    Love Jo,Nathan,Joshua and Alicia xxx

  6. Louisa is now totally better. Thanks for praying Joshua and Alicia! Glad you like my story! Great that you had a good time in Uganda, Geoff! And the baby donkey can Not talk!
    Love you all, love
    Amisadai xxxxxxx