About us!

We are Amisadai and Louisa Monger (aged 15 and 13). 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, 12 June 2014

Pippi Longstocking, Cotton Picking and a Grand Total

New House
Guess what!? We have moved to Bwiru, another part of Mwanza! I love the new house so much. 

It has a large living room, with wooden panelling. I have my own room. I have a desk, bed and bookshelf in there.  Louisa has her own room as well. Mum and dad’s bedroom is in between ours. Next week I will try and do a video tour for you.

Book Day

Last week at school we had Book Day. I dressed up as Pippi Longstocking and Louisa dressed up as Matilda. It was a bit tricky to find costumes because it was the day we moved house and everything was packed! Mum went to the market and found some funny things for me.

Matilda and Pippi
School is going fine. I am really enjoying it!  My favourite day is either Monday, because we have Swahili lessons or Wednesday, because we do my favourite type of P.E.: Cross country! I am the 2nd fastest girl in my year. But number one ( a girl called Alphie) is only 20 seconds ahead now! This week I beat my time by 58 seconds! I am 7th in the whole year, including boys. My friend Astrid had her last day today! She is going to live in London, and she is not coming back. Lots of the class were crying. Justice, Riaan and Delvin started everyone off. Justice had written a lovely poem for her, and Delvin gave a really touching speech. Astrid was so sad she was leaving.

Cotton Picking

Last Sunday we went to a church in Malya. We saw cotton fields! Here is a picture of the cotton growing. There were fields and fields of it growing in this area. Louisa and I went in one of the cotton fields with Gloria (the pastor's daughter) and picked some cotton. It is so soft! There is a cotton factory in Igoma, Mwanza which we would like to go to.

Cotton on the plant

Cotton Picking

Fund Raising
We have just heard from the Braithwaite Boys who told us that they were able to raise around £1800 for our SODIS Shake and WaterWalk fundraiser! Wow! So we are finishing with a grand total of something around £3260 or over $6000! This will really help Dr Makori's work on the island and is a good start to getting a project vehicle. Thanks so much to everyone who donated and shared what we were doing! It was lots of fun!


  1. Great news girls - and congratulations on a fantastic fund-raising effort!

  2. Well done you cotton-pickin, chicken-lickin heroes. We are so proud of all you are doing to help others. Lots of love. X

  3. Well done girls. Glad you like school. Good work on your blog s and fundraising. Love Rachel xx