Most people in this slums live on $1 a day…wow!!! Appreciation is all I can give for the life am given.
Today we went on the famous tour in Mumbai…the slums tour. This same slums was where they shot the movie Slumdog millionaire which came out in 2008 and won the oscars in 2009.
As we walk the slums and see kids playing and running and families cooking and loving fully you realize what is the fuss about in the business world. Like is meant to be lived even with an area that you may not desire to be but you are living and creating a life there.
And this community makes and recycle everything from plastic to aluminium, and old paint cans…our tour guide shared how all the big company’s will come and buy from this people and out their brand name on it…am not surprise as I got to see how leather bags are made from the skins of the animals.
Also we saw people making suitcases…i mean everything you can think of they making it there and yet they are living in the poorest conditions. Like we teach out kids it comes down to two things THINKING and ECONOMICS…you are either thinking for somone or someone is thibking for you..which one would you choose?
The people are so nice and so welcoming…and we where able to visit and enjoy their environment…an hour into our tour it started pouring down rain which is not really exciting when walking in the slums…but we got to sit in the leather shop and wait for the rains to stop.
Our tour guide is very knowledgeable and shared lots of information with us about life in the slums and am so grateful that he gave us the opportunity to visit with him. The name is this slum is called Dharavi. About 1 million people live here in the slums.
Pictures not really allowed so we manage to take a few before going down…
Our son making friends already…
The factory for sorting plastic waste
Recycle items that we saw them crush
The exact location the movie slumdog millionaire was shot in the police chase. It was a day scene but with 1 million people the crew had to shoot that scene at 3am and paid the people around there to leave their lights on to have more lights for the scene…
Our walkway through the slums it was dark…
A scene in the Slumdog movie
The slums from the upper view
Rainy and muddy around the slums
This is home to about 1 million people
Really grateful for the life we have…and am truly grateful for my family in Ghana for giving me an awesome life…and super grateful for my husband for giving me this new life…am truly grateful and so glad to be able to see how blessed I am to be able to do what am doing with my kids.
Mumbai Exploration Continues…