Businessman builds home for Peruvian boy filmed studying under street light

A Peruvian boy's determination to study has inspired a millionaire businessman from Bahrain to build him a new home.

Victor Angulo, 12, was forced to complete his homework underneath a street lamp in a residential neighbourhood of Moche, a city in northern Peru. His family home has no electricity. 

A CCTV clip filmed in March of Victor studying on the streets went viral after a local resident posted the footage to Instagram. The video resonated with Bahraini man Yaqoob Mubarak, a wealthy businessman. Mubarak flew to Peru to meet the 12-year-old and his family in May.

The 12-year-old will soon have a brand-new home to study in.
The 12-year-old will soon have a brand-new home to study in. Photo credit: The AM Show/CCTV.

Mubarak has since funded and organised a new house for Victor's family. He also promised to provide money to the family so Victor's parents can start their own business, Sky News reports.

Mubarak has reportedly purchased fifteen computers for Victor's class, and a wheelchair for one of Victor's disabled friends.

"This kid will make a big story, a big success for all the kids in the world," Mubarak said.

Sky News reports Mubarak flew back to Moche over the weekend to begin work on the new house.

In an interview, Victor thanked Mubarak for his kindness and the help he has already provided.

"I want to thank [Mubarak] for all that you are doing for us," Victor said to reporters.

The businessman has been honoured with keys to the town for his charitable work.

Mubarak has been honoured in Moche with keys to the city. Pictured with the mayor and Victor's friend in his new wheelchair (right).
Mubarak has been honoured in Moche with keys to the city. Pictured with the mayor and Victor's friend in his new wheelchair (right). Photo credit: The AM Show.

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