Creativity knows no boundaries. We met Mr. Kumar, a residential guard who uses his free time working on art projects. All his creations are made by collecting matchboxes and thrown away paper from the streets.
It meant a great deal to him when we stopped to ask about his work, and he proudly started telling us about his hobby (he literally wouldn’t stop smiling). He’s been making decorative models using waste material for years now. Most of them he gifts to his family on weddings and other occasions.
At 60 years of age, he still earns the bread and butter for a family of 5. Working as a day guard he makes Rs. 7,000 a month, which barely gets his basic necessities covered. His love for art motivates him to take some time and money out to pursue his passion - this is what truly makes him happy.
What if he was given a platform and the opportunity where his art would be respected? What if he could do this full-time and still earn a decent living for his family? Why does creativity make it hard to pay the bills when that’s what adds beauty to this world?
He brought a smile to our faces; hope he did the same for you.