Some stories show us that despite all difficulties, everything is possible when we truly want it.
A good example of this is a boy from Peru who goes out on the street every night to do his homework under a streetlight.
His house has no electricity because the company has not installed the corresponding meter (due to resource shortage).
His name is Víctor Martín, he’s 12 years old.
He is in the sixth grade and lives in Moche. Only 5% of the residents of this Peruvian province have electricity at home.
Only a few families have the resources for the initial installation required by the company responsible for the service.
District surveillance cameras captured the moment when the boy stood on the street next to the lamppost, with a notebook on his lap.
Shortly after, the story became known, and people discovered that his family had been without electricity at home for several years.
They had a lamp for a while, but it had problems and they couldn’t afford to buy another one.
The lack of light could be enough for a boy his age to give up doing his homework.
However, in Víctor’s case, he is motivated by other reasons to continue fighting against adversity.
He is not only very hardworking and responsible, but he also helps his mother with household chores and goes to tend the sheep every afternoon with his dog Robotín.
His wish is for someone to help them pay for the installation of an electrical system so he can do his schoolwork.
In this way, it would be possible for him to continue his studies and improve his family’s life.