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!

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

A Trip to Dar es Salaam (by Louisa)

Last weekend we went to Dar es Salaam. We stayed at a lovely hotel. On the first night, we watched the World Cup while we ate our dinner in the restaurant. Every day we went swimming. Amisadai and I shared a room. We had really cool showers which have lots of different settings!

Watching the World Cup on TV
Swimming with Joan and Marion Nkone
Amisadai and I had a crosissant at the airport! Amisadai cut her foot by the pool.

On Sunday we went to Victory Christian Centre and our family sang “You Laid Aside Your Majesty” while Amisadai played the violin. We played with our friends, Kenny, Jimmy, Joan and Marion.
When we got back to our new house, we had our friends, Andrew, Miriam, Ben, Sam and Bethany from Iringa come. On Saturday we went swimming and I swam from the shallow end to the deep end with a woggle. On Sunday we went to a church that is in a village called Tambukareli and showed people how a fuel efficient stove works. We had lots of fun playing with Ben, Sam and Bethany.

With the Wingfields at the Rocks in Mwanza

Showing the stove
This boy went in a tree to see, like Zaccheus!
From Amisadai ...
AMAZING ALDERMASTON! Thank you to SOPHIE MESSER, our friend from Aldermaston who has raised loads of money for us. Over Easter Holidays she raised money doing yard work for neighbours and on her 10th birthday last week she organized a LEMON-AID and Bake Sale with our other friends from Aldermaston CE Primary School! Thanks for all the help, Poppy, Tom, Tom, Jessica, and William! I miss you!

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!