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Luna, the horse, delivers books in Indonesian village

4 March 2016

From Al Jazeera:

The sun had not yet risen on the eastern horizon, but 42-year-old Ridwan Sururi was already busy tending the horses.

The father of five fed the animals while grooming them and cleaning their barns. As a horse caretaker, he has been performing these duties for a long time in his home village of Serang at the foot of Slamet volcano in Central Java. But since December 2014, he has also been running another enterprise: Kudapustaka, a small mobile library.

Sururi takes the library around the village and nearby areas on one of his horses on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday every week.

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Arsuka donated 136 children’s books as a start, and Sururi took them around on his white mare, Luna. Now, with more and more people having heard of Kudapustaka thanks to social media as well as local and international media coverage, the number of books donated has reached the thousands.

Sururi headed to Elementary School 5 in Serang with Luna. At 9am, after the bell rang for the first break, the children ran out of the classrooms and bustled around him to borrow or return books.

Link to the rest at Al Jazeera and thanks to J.A. for the tip.

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3 Comments to “Luna, the horse, delivers books in Indonesian village”

  1. Very cool! I’m always happy to see kids get books they otherwise might not see.

  2. I love this story. Everybody wins. The man gets to do good deeds, the kids get to get books, and the horse probably likes the kids petting her 🙂

  3. So good to see again the Prototype of heart on earth

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