“I was traveling throughout the world till something touched my heart that I had to stay and never look back. I found what I was looking for.” - @emily.muenster
Inventive Byte went to the rural villages in Raipur, India. Raipur is the capital of Chhattisgarh.
It is the poorest state in India with 47.9% living in poverty and 70% of the population, roughly 20 million people, earning between 1 to 2 USD a day. Raipur has a problem. And we gave our time there to help them solve their problem.
This little girl in the photo is merely 2 years old. Her mother is a mentally ill patient at the Raipur Institute of Medical Sciences, a local hospital serving the underprivileged population. The little girl was born in this hospital and has lived her entire life so far within the walls of the hospital because she only has her mother. She cannot speak yet, but she has a big heart. @emilymuenster held this little girl, playing with her tiny hands and rubbing her soft cheeks. When it was time for Emily to leave, she set the little girl down and turned to leave. The little girl chased after her. Emily continued walking, until the little girl burst out into tears and was returned back to Emily’s arms.
Raipur, Chattisgarh, India