The Question and Answer section for Three Cups of Tea is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Haji is a corrupt local official. Haji explains that Mortenson deal with the Balti in a certain manner if he is to be successful. He does not want a school for girls because it is against his interpretation of Islam.
That is because he showed Abdul a green nylon sock filled with hundred dollar bills. He had enough money to build a school. Abdul says that tomorrow they will bargain for all the resources needed to build the school.
Mortenson want to honor his sister name by climbing to the top of k2 and putting his sister Christa's amber bracelet to the top of mountain K2.