Li Yukun, Garbage Collector with a Heart of Gold
64-year-old sanitary worker and garbage collector Li Yukun has long passed her retirement age of 50 in China but she begged the Wendeng environmental protection department to let her keep her job because she has more than 10 students to support.
Since 1998, Li has helped 15 students from poor families.
Kang Yujing, a senior at Qufu Normal University in East China Shandong Province , is one of the 15 students helped by Li. She had been receiving 1,000 yuan from the kind-hearted grandmother yearly over the past four years. But she never imagined her "Rich Uncle Liâ" would turn out to be a sanitary worker and garbage collector, or even a 64-year-old woman, before meeting her in April.
After finding out the identity of her "Angelâ" the Year Four undergraduate of Qufu Normal University decided to visit her. When she saw Li sweeping the Wendeng street, Kang ran towards her and held her tightly.
I had always thought that the philanthropist was a rich man called "Uncle Liâ"
Li, whose colleagues call "Iron Feet Liâ" has always spent all her money helping the poor and the underprivileged. She leads a very simple life and lives in a crude home with an old donated TV set as the only appliance.
Wendengâ construction bureau has given Li 50,000 yuan for living expenses, but she has donated all of the money, against the advice of her colleagues.
She also decided, after discussing it with her two married daughters, to donate her organs after her death.
Li has also donated 100,000 yuan to victims of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake and to other charitable causes.
Li may be just a poor garbage collector but she has a heart of gold!
It is people like her that makes our world a much better place.
If you really wanted to be a successful BH owner you need to pass this test. Be kind to those people around you especially the poor and those without proper or no parent.
While in Can Gio city recently I met Mr Lee, the most successful foreigner into swiftlet farming there.
We have a long chat and after a long talk I pad his shoulder and sincerely told him his real secret was his good heart.
Nearly all his BH build by him for himself were successful.
"Mr Lee after listening to your story I know you are a kind man and that is the real reason why you are very successful in your swiftlet farming activities".
He was quite for a short seconds and blurt out something which he could not understand why.
"Pak Harry I have been trying to help this guy with his BH. He is a very shrewed man and make other people's life difficult. Similar to an Ah Long. No matter what I did the birds simply refuse to enter his BH."
"Now I understand why. Yes you need to be sincere and helpful than only your BH will be tenanted."