Millionaire Saw Boy Doing Homework Under Street Lamp, Offers to Rebuild His Home

11-year-old Víctor Martín Angulo Córdoba went viral in Peru after he was pictured doing homework under the streetlamp. He had no electricity at home.

 

 

5% of the population can’t afford electricity in the town of Moche. The mother said her son could use a candle at home, but he often finishes his work on a sidewalk because his neck would stiffen up from constantly having to tilt his head.

 

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Yaqoob Yusuf Ahmed Mubarak, 31, from Bahrain, pledged to rebuild his house making it two storeys high, Tubarco reports . He has already restored electricity to the house, the paper said, inspired to do it because he had a similar childhood himself. As well as helping just Víctor, he has also pledged money to help the boy’s school.

According to Diarrio Correo, the boy said: ‘Thank you for the help you are offering, thank you very much because you are helping us to build our school’.

 

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The paper quoted his mother saying: ‘He kept thinking, “How can people from another continent come to see me?” ‘I thank the people who want to do this to me (build my house) I thank them very much that they have had that kindness and they have given time to come to my humble home, because anyone does not do it’.

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