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Millionaire Gives Life-Changing Gifts To Viral Boy Doing Homework Under Street Lamp

by : L'Oreal Blackett on : 26 May 2019 12:05
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It’s a viral image that caught the attention and hearts of millions of people all over the world.

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Víctor Martín Angulo Córdoba, who is just 11, was pictured struggling to finish his homework under a streetlight in Peru. With no electricity in his family home, the dedicated student perched on a kerb in Moche, Peru to read his book.

The boy was captured in his endeavours on footage from street cameras:

The video was soon shared in photographs across social media.

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The photos also piqued the attention of 31-year-old millionaire, Yaqoob Yusuf Ahmed Mubarak, a philanthropist from Bahrain. After learning about the young boy’s home life, Mubarak flew to Peru to help.

Local reports reveal the businessman transformed and Víctor’s home, making it two storeys high, per Tubarco.

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In more acts of generosity, Yaqoob also helped Víctor’s mum set up her own business and pledged to rebuild Víctor’s local school.

The philanthropic millionaire revealed that he also comes from humble beginnings, similar to Víctor. He hopes his kindness will ensure a bright future Victor and his family.

Victor and his family expressed their overwhelming gratitude to Yaqoob to local news:

Thank you for the help you are offering, thank you very much because you are helping us to build our school.

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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Víctor’s mum Rosa shared that her son was shocked by everything he was being offered. She said: ‘He kept thinking, how can people from another continent come to see me?’

Let’s hope the generosity has ensured a bright future for this diligent young man.

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L'Oreal Blackett

L'Oréal Blackett is a freelance journalist, broadcaster, and presenter with a lot of hair and a lot to say. A former digital magazine editor covering women's issues and local news, she now works for a range of media publications including BBC Radio Manchester, Bumble and of course, UNILAD.

Topics: News, boy, homework, Millionaire, street lamp, Víctor Martín Angulo Córdoba, Viral

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