A millionaire Chinese business man Mr Xiong Shuihua had bulldozed the wooden huts and muddy roads where he grew up and built luxury homes for the people who lived there. Xiong was born in XiongKeng Village in the city of Xinyu, southern China. He claimed that his family was always been well looked after and supported by the residents in the neighbourhood since his childhood. So when the 54 year-old ended up making millions in the steel industry he decided to repay the favour - for free.
Mr Xiong Shuihua
The 54 year-old Xiong even promised three meals a day to the older residents and villagers to make sure they could get by with their living with little or no income. He was determined to return to his village and give everybody a place of their own to live. Five years ago the area was run down and many lived in basic homes. Since then the area had been transformed into a modern residential neighbourhood with 72 families enjoying life living in luxurious new flats. A further 18 families were given villas for their own living as Xiong had taken great pain to reward them for their particular kindness rendered to his family in the early years.
The multimillionaire made his money first of all in the construction industry and later by getting involved in the steel trade. He said: I always pay my debts, and wanted to make sure that the people who helped me when I was younger would have me repaying them with my gratitude and appreciation for they had have done to me.
Elderly local villager Qiong Chu, 75 said: I remember his parents. They were kind-hearted people who cared very much for others, and it's great to note that their son had inherited their legacy in kindness.
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Alan CY Kok