About the Practice
Problem Statement:

Artistic Expression to News Paper Waste


As a child, JA Radhika’s favorite TV program was the art and craft show, MAD. She did not miss a single episode and faithfully made whatever was shown on screen. “That is how I fell in love with the craft. I would spend hours making gifts for my classmates,” she recollects. Radhika had to discontinue her studies because of rare bone disease and has been homebound since then. But she started to immerse herself in craft again in 2017. “I watched a video on how to make a wall hanging out of upcycled paper and tried it out. It came out well and I hung it in my living room.” Soon friends and relatives began asking her to make some for them too. “I was overjoyed as people offered to pay me for my work. I then knew that I could make a business out of it,” she says. Radhika uses old newspapers for her dolls and each takes three hours to make.“I usually make them in my room after breakfast. All I need to make the doll is paper, scissors, glue, and paint.” The biggest change that craft has brought to Radhika’s life is financial stability. “I no longer have to depend on my parents. I am now home-schooled and I can buy books and other stationery with my money. It has given me a lot of confidence.”

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: J A Radhika
Address: Coimbatore, Tamilnadu 641103
City: Coimbatore
State: Tamil Nadu
PIN Code 641103
Website: https://www.instagram.com/queenbeecraftz/

Practice Details

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/062

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