Man repays $10,800 debt by collecting trash for 12 years

Man repays $10,800 debt by collecting trash for 12 years
A garbage collector in China.

Nanyang Siang Pau reported the case of an elderly man from Xinjiang, China, who managed to pay all his debts of about 50,000 yuan (S$10,800) by collecting and selling recyclable items.

The 71-year-old man started to collect items from the streets to sell after he vowed to repay his debt.

He collected five bags of recyclable items every day and slept for only five to six hours.

He managed to fulfil his promise after 12 years.

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