So the five bags of rice we received yesterday are now over! That´s 125kg of rice in 24 hours.. That means another exercise session with those stairs!
I was just about ready to tackle it on my own but thankfully Acchelal arrive back from speaking with the families. We both went down to the go-up (it´s called a go-down, but our one is up - I am going to count the steps next time, I am sure there´s 60 or more, the good thing is that we carry the rice down the steps rather than up. In total 500KG between us, it's good fun.
I like to try and keep up with the 'youngster' Acchelal, maybe he will comment on this post and say something like "I like to make Robert think he´s keeping up with me, but I go slow to make him feel better or something" He´s a good lad so he might be doing that! In any case, it's good exercise and I think I needed it as I usually spend far too much time in front of the computer!
Before the 'sack race', Budhmati and Acchelal headed to the slums to get a little bit of information from the children as we got a call this morning that someone was asking for their bank details - which we found a little strange - after a little more digging we found out that schools were contacting their students so they could receive some money for midday meals they didn't receive from the school. Each school was contacting their students to collect their bank details so they could pay a 'refund' into their accounts. Seemed like a nice idea, so Budhmati and Acchelal spent the morning getting information from the families and we will pass it onto the schools to help with the process.
The children arrived early today and were a little shocked when I asked them to leave early I drove them home as we needed a solid day of work today without distraction, one of the girls especially does get a little moody when she can´t stay as this is her second home and begs me nearly every day to come.
During the day so many people came for rations, wave after wave and we went out to check several of them. Sadly we caught a group of men that were saying they were staying separately but were staying together and was trying to get more from us. But we went to visit their home and the one we took admitted that they all lived together. So they were put on our 'naughty list'.
But on the other hand, we found lots of new worthy people who were really in need and delighted to receive their rations.
Before heading home we took another trip to Canca, which is a bit like our nemesis, it always hard work and the families are always pushing and shoving and desperate to get something, it doesn´t help that there are just so many people in such a small area. But strangely it's one of my favourite places as they try it on and make you work hard but it is so enjoyable. But don´t tell them I said that!
I thought I might be finished by now, but its 11pm, so I should grab something to eat and get some sleep as we have a few places to visit for checks tomorrow…