Every community immersion brings new experience and new lessons. This time, we learned how to use our resources wisely. After 2 community immersions, we've finally managed to minimize our expenses. We cut down our food supplies and went down to the market only when it's really necessary. In our credits, we spend almost 50 percent less in this community immersion as compared to the previous one. This is in part thanks to our very competent middle child, i mean, finance coordinator.
As days passed, our food and money becomes exhausted. About a week before going home, our food supply were almost depleted that we came down to making schedules of what and how much to cook for each meal of each remaining days. A tray of egg lasted for a week with us and there are 8 of us.
Life in the community sure is different from what we're used to. It was a place far from our family. We had no choice but to be idependent and responsible. At the end of each 1 month immersion, it is always a new us who return back to our urban home.
Fatimah Efthihar Karanain