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Moment CCTV captures boy, 12, doing his homework near a street lamp because his mother cant' afford to pay their home's electric bill

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 6/04/2019 Adry Torres

Angulo Córdoba is the youngest of three siblings and hopes one day to become a police officer so that he can help end corruption in Peru © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Angulo Córdoba is the youngest of three siblings and hopes one day to become a police officer so that he can help end corruption in Peru A heartbreaking video shows a 12-year-old boy having to complete his homework outside under a street lamp because his mother can't afford electricity in their home.

Víctor Martín Angulo Córdoba, of northwest Peru, was seen on CCTV lying face down on a sidewalk across the street from the light pole while he completed his daily homework assignment.   

The surveillance video subsequently showed the focused student sitting up on the edge of the pavement and using an eraser to correct a mistake on his notebook. 

A CCTV camera in the northwestern Peruvian town of Moche captures a boy sitting on a sidewalk doing his homework because he does not have electricity at home © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A CCTV camera in the northwestern Peruvian town of Moche captures a boy sitting on a sidewalk doing his homework because he does not have electricity at home And despite his disadvantages at home, Angulo Córdoba has been able to maintain good grades at school. The youngest of three siblings, he dreams of becoming a police officer. 

He says he wants to be a member of law enforcement is because he wants to put an end to corruption in his country.

a close up of a persons face: Víctor Martín Angulo Córdoba is a 12-year-old boy who sits outside his home in Peru to do his homework under the street lamp because his mother can't afford to pay for residence's electrical meter © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Víctor Martín Angulo Córdoba is a 12-year-old boy who sits outside his home in Peru to do his homework under the street lamp because his mother can't afford to pay for residence's electrical meter 'I want to help my family progress,' he told Panamericana TV.

Rosa Córdoba Angulo, the boy's mother, says she did not have the money to pay the electrical service provider to install a meter in her home.

'That's my problem since I don't have electricity,' a saddened Córdoba Angulo said.

a close up of a man: The 12-year-old boy want to be a cop because he wants to help end corruption in Peru and to help his family progress © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The 12-year-old boy want to be a cop because he wants to help end corruption in Peru and to help his family progress

The sixth-grader lives in the town of Moche, where five percent of the population can't afford electricity.

The mother said her son could use a candle at home, but he often finishes his work on a sidewalk because his neck would stiffen up from constantly having to tilt his head.

The city's mayor, Arturo Fernández Bazán, has offered to assist the family in getting electricity to their home. 

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