Xiong Shuihua, a multimillionaire who is 54 years of age, has recently decided to put his money back where he believes it is needed most – his home village of Xiongkeng in southern China. A mogul in the construction and steel trades, Xiong is now improving the lives of people who are in the shoes he once filled.
By running down all the old flats and building new apartments and villas, 72 families can now live (more than) comfortably in the same village.
“‘I earned more money than I knew what to do with, and I didn’t want to forget my roots,” Xiong said. He added, “I always pay my debts, and wanted to make sure the people who helped me when I was younger and my family were paid back.” The luxury flats also have playgrounds, outdoor sitting areas, neatly paved walkways, and the like. It is somewhere I think anybody would consider living in.
Additionally, as if that wasn’t a kind enough gesture already, Xiong has decided to essentially provide some sort of social security for the elderly. He is paying for three meals a day for the village’s senior citizens. An incredible donation by someone who is truly passionate about China’s modernization.