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This trash collector preserves disposed books for poor children

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Mar 20, 2017, 11:48 am IST
Updated : Mar 20, 2017, 12:59 pm IST

Alberto Guiterrez collects books from the rich neighbourhood of South Bagota for children to like to read

The garbage collector has been filling his library for over 20 years now with over 20,000 books in it. (Photo: Facebook)
 The garbage collector has been filling his library for over 20 years now with over 20,000 books in it. (Photo: Facebook)

There are few people who take it upon themselves to help their community see better days and all of them don't need to be rich.  A Cambodian man who collects garbage has been also storing the disposed books he finds in them to create a library for children from poor families.

According to a media report, Alberto Guiterrez collects books that are discarded by people and stores them so that children of lower income families can read whenever they want to. The Cambodian has an in-house library that has all the books he has collected over the years from richer areas in Southern Bagota. His deed has given him the nickname “Lord of the Books” also maybe rightly inspired from literary works.

The garbage collector has been filling his library for over 20 years now with over 20,000 books in it. He lets children stop by and read for however long they want because that is how he wants it to be for them who cant afford school.

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