This is an inspiring story that took my breath away🙌🏼. Shravan (middle) is 16. Every morning he wakes up at 430am and delivers liters of milk to 50 homes. He works from 5-9am, bikes to each home with their milk order and then goes to school after. Shravan gets paid 900 Indian rupees/month which equates to $13.84 US dollars. Wow 😳 and to really make your heart break, he does this and shares his monthly salary with all 20 boys in the shelter. His 'brother' Dhash (not pictured) does the same except he delivers milk to shops and gets paid 1000 rupees which is $15.38/month.
I was speechless when the boys shared this with me. I asked Dhash, "how do you do this? How do you work so hard at 5am every single day, go to school, study, and do it all over again the next day, how do you do that, and then still share your earnings with everyone?" He looked at me and said, "Auntie, we just do. It's what we do just how you do what you do. And we share because that's also what we do." 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼💛💛💛
Photo capture by the incredibly talented: Sagar Bhagat 📸