About us!

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!

Monday, 21 April 2014

Shake and Walk, Dippy Eggs and a Full Monty

Thank you so much everybody who is donating money to our fundraiser! We really are very thankful for all of it! And so is Dr Makori! We never expected people would be so kind! You should see what the Braithwaite boys are doing! Go to their website here to find an interview with Dr Makori! We have over £800 pounds now, but more is still coming in which is really good. We are excited about helping with the mobile medical camp in the summer!

The Water Walk and SODIS Shake went very well. We did the SODIS shake on Thursday last week. We went to a village called Kayenze, with a friend of ours called Jountwa. It was a one and half hour journey on a bumpy road and we were all squashed in a pick-up truck! We got to the AIC church building, and waited for people to come.  It was a nice village right by the lake. Jountwa was outside telling people were doing  a seminar.  Mummy, Louisa, our guest Laura and I went down to the lake (Lake Victoria) to wash all the bottles. We had over 70! Several guys came to help, so in a little while we were back at the church building. People were also collecting buckets of water. But I would not have liked to be carrying a full bucket of water! It was hard enough carrying a big bag of empty bottles, let alone a bucket! I even had Louisa helping and we dropped it twice!

When we got back, more people had arrived, so we started the seminar. Jountwa started, and explained what we would be doing. Then dad did some talking. Somehow, while we were all talking, more and more people kept creeping in, until there were lots of people listening! After daddy’s talk, mum went and explained what Louisa and I would be doing. Then Louisa and I got up and started our part. I did my talk, (although I had lost my voice a little bit!) while Louisa demonstrated.  Then we gave every one a bottle and went outside. Everyone filled and shook one bottle. Then we showed them how to put the bottles on tin in the sun for six hours.  After that we went back inside, and Louisa and I did our dramas. The first one was about a lady who didn’t wash her hands or drink good water, so she and others around her got sick. She even went to the toilet (just acting) and didn’t wash her hands afterwards. And the second was about a mama who did wash her hands and drank good safe water.  She and her family were healthy. After this, Jountwa took over and was talking until it was finished. We managed to shake 67 bottles, 100 litres! YAY!

We have had lots of fun doing the SODIS shake, and we will always remember it!  We hope that the people in Kayenze remember too! We are hoping to go back again soon. We hope that those who are also doing SODIS shakes or other fundraisers will also have lots of fun! (by Amisadai)

Here is a video of all the SODIS SHAKE fun! We hope you enjoy watching it and you can understand what we are doing!

The 100 Litre SODIS Shake with Amisadai and Louisa from Rachel Monger on Vimeo
The Water Walk (by Louisa)

When we went on the Water Walk we went with Pastor Zakayo and his family and Jountwa and his girls, Ika, Laura, Megan and Dr Makori.  It was very hot and it felt like a long way but we made it. It took about an hour to get halfway and then we stopped to eat bananas and have a sit down. Then just over an hour more and we were back. We walked along the side of the road. I would not have been able to carry a bucket full of water back. We had fun because there were lots of children! And we are very happy that we could raise money for Dr Makori, he is very happy. Watch the slideshow of the Water Walk here!

The Water Walk from Rachel Monger on Vimeo.

Also this week, we had our friend, Laura from Iringa to visit. We had lots of fun! We learned how to play Nerts and played other games. We climbed up the Dancing Rocks. It was a steep walk and very high up, but really worth going up because it was fun and I love climbing rocks! We made Easter cakes and had them with Hot Cross Buns and dippy eggs for tea. We also had a roast dinner and Lemon Freeze on Sunday and Daddy's “Full Monty” (proper English breakfast with sausages, bacon, eggs, toast, baked beans, tomatoes) on Good Friday! Also, after our Water Walk, Laura made pancakes and we watched a movie! I love treats!

Our Easter Dippy Eggs

Our Easter Cakes
(thank you James and Dan for the mini eggs and chicks!)
On the Dancing Rocks

1 comment:

  1. Well done girls - you have done a fantastic job and made a big difference in lots of people's lives. We're praying for you now as you start school.