June 18th we wait for a finalization on what to buy and when to buy supplies for a total of 526 students I am told at Shree Sami Bhanjyang, Higher Secondary School. We are supposed to meet in the morning. At 4:00pm Mr. Sitaram ji finally arrives at mom’s apt. to finalize and we have a sort of finalization in rough draft.
Mom, Sitaram ji and myself make a dash to buy supplies. I rent a taxi through ArunasNepalRelief, Inc. funds. Sitaram ji picks up two other of his crew and I follow them to each store from Bagdul to Bhaneswar to Jorpati and back to Bagdul. Its getting late and I am very glad mom’s always with me, she knows her way around and she is looking out for me especially as it is getting dark and the rain has started. Sitaram ji and his local crew who I meet for the first time are taking me to the local stores. We shop from 6:00pm to 10:30pm and we have to leave for the remote village the next morning June 19th early by 5:30am.
Total in cost June 18th from ArunasNepalRelief, Inc. thanks to all the generous donors in the USA:
Taxi Rental Dinesh K.C. for shopping for supplies – Rs. 2000 cash
Tooth brush,Tooth paste, and soap – Rs. 22208 cash from Prayag and Radha Store
540 backpacks made in the KS. Bag Udyog factory ordered on the spot – Rs. 127,600 cash
Pencil, ballpen, copy, sharpner, eraser – Rs. 42975 cash from Naya Baneshwar Saugat Stationary