The True Story Of A “Trash-Picker” Who Saved 30 Babies

Miss Lou is now my heroine.  My role model.  Read on…


The True Story Of A “Trash-Picker” Who Saved 30 Babies

Lou Xiaoying, now 88 and suffering from  kidney failure, found and raised more than 30 abandoned Chinese babies from the  streets of Jinhua, in the eastern Zhejiang province where she managed to make a  living by recycling rubbish.

She and her late husband Li Zin, who died 17  years ago, kept four of the children and passd the others onto friends and  family to start new lives.

Her youngest son Zhang Qilin – now aged just  seven – was found in a dustbin by Lou when she was 82.

‘Even though I was already getting old I  could not simply ignore the baby and leave him to die in the trash. He looked so  sweet and so needy. I had to take him home with me,’ she said.

‘I took him back to our home, which is a very  small modest house in the countryside and nursed him to health. He is now a  thriving little boy, who is happy and healthy.




‘My older children all help look after Zhang  Qilin, he is very special to all of us. I named him after the Chinese word for  rare and precious.

‘The whole thing started when I found the  first baby, a little girl back in 1972 when I was out collecting rubbish. She  was just lying amongst the junk on the street, abandoned. She would have died  had we not rescued her and taken her in.

‘Watching her grow and become stronger gave  us such happiness and I realised I had a real love of caring for  children.

‘I realised if we had strength enough to  collect garbage how could we not recycle something as important as human lives,’  she explained.

‘These children need love and care. They are  all precious human lives. I do not understand how people can leave such a  vulnerable baby on the streets.”


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There is no comparing to the purity of love Miss Lou shows, but I plan to spend the rest of my life trying to emulate her.

Read the rest of the story here in the UK Daily Mail

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2 responses to “The True Story Of A “Trash-Picker” Who Saved 30 Babies”

  1. Katy P says:

    Love this story! Amazing woman- we need more like her!

  2. todderinfav5admin says:

    Isn’t she incredible? I’m humbled just to be reading about her…

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