Kuwait in a 1000 Words

Posted by Mark

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“I’ve been in Kuwait for 12 years now. I am here to support my wife, my daughter and my two sons. I used to clean at the Airport. Now I clean here around the Kuwait Towers. I have only been able to go home to Nepal and see my family 3 times in 12 years. I miss their faces very, very much……But I am happy”. – Krishna

Kuwait in a 1000 Words in a new Facebook page by Tim Carr (TJC Films). Tim meets a lot of interesting people because of his work and so he decided he would introduce the people he meets to the rest of the world. As of this post he has introduced 22 people ranging from street cleaners to artists and even Big D. Everyone has a story and this is a great way of showcasing them. Check out the Facebook page [Here]


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  1. 3azeez says:

    Very interesting read. Especially that Krishna is from Nepal and he’s been in Kuwait for 12 years. I say this because Nepal workforce was introduced to Kuwait only in 2008 after a ban on Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan nationalities was imposed.

    Just saying.

    • Mark says:

      Actually Kuwait had only stopped recruiting Nepali workers between 2008 and 2010 and only started recruiting them again once the embassy was opened. This guy came to Kuwait around 2002 which is when they were still recruiting from Nepal.

    • Rick says:

      Why so skeptical?

      Just saying

    • khalid says:

      But the sad part you fail to realize is that , these people live under a terrible salary in a developed countries standards. And the Sponsors and government hardly feel anything for them because they consider them as low level humans. Nothing more.He says he is happy out of compulsion because he is afraid of his job and security if he speaks the opposite.
      1. ridiculous salaries of K.D 50 a month where they hardly save less than 20K.D.
      2. Consistent abuse by the sponsor company. Withholding their passports.
      3 Withholding Salaries for months at a time.
      4. Visa trading by Kuwaiti citizens and charging these poor people 400-500 K.D a year for Domestic visas.these cleaners resort to leave these cleaning companies due to lack of pay and abuse and have no other option but to buy private visa and work elsewhere.

      5. No arresting and punishing of Kuwaiti citizens for Visa trading, but deportation of Expats who buyed those visas from Kuwaitis. Why , is it because the Kuwaitis are superior race than those expats exploited. The way the government turns a blind eye on Visa traders is as if its their natural born right to exploit expats and worth the suffering of those poor workers as long as the Kuwaitis are enjoying making money without hardwork.

      Kuwait is nothing but a Modern day Slavery and refusing to grant Expats proper and fair treatment. And worst part is they call themselves Muslims whereas their behavior is so hypocritical.
      Remember 1990 as a sign from Allah, and history might repeat itself in another form when you oppress a section of the society and hand over racist treatment.

  2. tr says:

    Kuwaitis are the least conservative Gulf Arabs

    Kuwaiti society is the most liberal society in the Gulf

  3. TJC Films says:

    Thanks guys. I am glad you like it. I do love Kuwait and I am trying to show the world that there are all kinds of interesting people here.

  4. Hielda says:

    How can a person who saw family 3 times in 12 years be happy??!! I am sorry, this is just unrealistic!

    • Timothy Carr says:

      Look at his eyes. It is obvious he is sad. That pregnant pause in between also made it very obvious he is sad. He was putting on a brave face. If you want to cheer him up he works by Ruby Tuesday and Aqua Park Hielda. I gave him a few KD after we talked which surprised him. You can do the same or do something else. I’m only saying what people tell me.

      • Hielda says:

        Please don’t take it personal.. I wasn’t questioning your honesty at all… It just did not make sense to me that’s all.. Maybe the guy was afraid to say the opposite.. If he was putting a brave face to hide his inner feelings then this is not happiness.. I am sorry if I offended you in any way, that was not the intention!

        • timothy carr says:

          Not at all I was agreeing fully. I asked him a few times “are you really happy brother? Because you look really sad”. He waited a bit and his eyes watered. But he said “yes very happy”…Really depressing stuff. But we talked for a while and I could tell he enjoyed that. He shook my hand like 50 times.

    • boop says:

      He’s probably being cautious of possibly offending someone on a public, easily accessible platform that could impact his livelihood or his safety.

      • timothy carr says:

        He was but he wasn’t. He made sure to turn and show me his company name on his clothes. I think he was hoping they would see it and tell him good job or do something for him. But I am trying to keep everything about the people themselves while leaving companies and things out.

  5. Ashraf says:

    I was born in Kuwait.. and I love Kuwait.. i feel like there’s no other place I’d live.. life is that easy & secured here.. or I’m just used to it.

    but then.. I’m an expat.. and I think.. What’s the difference between me and the guy who came to Kuwait yesterday.
    what benefits do I have?

    Citizenship or PR is out of the question.
    i still have to be under a sponsor.
    if I don’t have a job, I can’t be in Kuwait (Visa Issues)
    I still have to pay hefty rents.

    *Sigh*

  6. Ahmad says:

    Why didn’t you just call it “Humans of Kuwait”…

    Just a thought ;)


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