burro-library.jpgA man toting 120 books while riding a stubborn donkey is a thrilling sight for hundreds of children in the rural villages of Colombia. Luis Soriano is a man with a mission to save rural children from illiteracy.

A primary school teacher, Soriano, 38, spends his free time operating a “biblioburro,” his mobile library-on-a-donkey that has served 4,000 people in what he describes as “abandoned regions” in the state of Magdalena.

He was nominated as a CNN HERO. Watch the video below, or at CNN.