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Kim (42yrs.) is a managing director of Keumsan Samgyetang located
Soosung-Gu. His first impression was just like a gangster since
his short sporty hairstyle and
his face do not look like a good man's.
In the radio advertising, comedian Jun, Yu-Sung says, "Keumsan's
younger brother is also
great! He is more handsome than his older brother!" The 'older
brother' in the radio ad is
Mr. Kim, Chang-Min. Mr. Kim was born in a very wealthy family in
There is no doubt since there were TV, radio, audio system, and
telephones in his house
even in 1960's. His father's checks were used as currency since
his father was trustworthy in
his business. However, there was a big fire at Seomun Market when
Mr. Kim was in his second grade. And, his parents' business disappeared
with smoke. His father fell down with brain damage. It was just
For many days, he had to walk to go to school in Namsan-Dong, Daegu
from Chilgok where the new house of his family is. He had to deliver
morning papers at dawn, and evening papers after school. He had
to sell gums walking around the theaters in downtown, and worked
as a shoeblack. Mr. Kim couldn't go to his elementary school due
to the poverty.
Although he graduated elementary school, he couldn't go to school
more than two months.
When he went back home after his delivery work, he threw his schoolbag
away. It was the last moment with something related school.
A few days ago, Mr. Kim has been awarded by Korean Prime Minister
since meritorious service Mr. Kim, who was a paperboy, gum seller,
Chinese food delivery, assistant porter, has done
was recognized by the public. Strictly counting the money he has
spent for his old neighbors of handicappers, it will be about
1 billion won.
Since he run a wagon bar business, he started to offer free meals
to his poor neighbors.
After he built his own restaurant in Deul-An-Kil, he has offered
free meals to hundreds of poor people twice a month. While he
boils Samgyetang for 2 hours for his customers, he boils it for
6 hours especially for Handicappers to let them eat easily.
He bought wheel chairs for handicappers who cannot walk, and he
provided free Cheju island
tour for homeless old people and handicappers every year.
He made cars for laundry and provision of meals to offer free
meals to who can't move their
bodies easily. He is teaching how to run a business and how to
cook to young handicappers
as well as financial support.
His love toward his neighbors is not just donating money reluctantly.
He joins every tour and
event, and takes picture of precious moments for people around
him. During travels, he keeps helping handicappers to ride the
bus. In case the road wheel chairs can't go, Mr. Kim directly
takes handicappers on his back to bring them to move. It is endless
to phrase all service he has done.
Mr. Kim takes his two sons (16, 17 yrs) part in his social welfare
service because he wants his two sons to know the necessity of
social welfare and to follow his steps with their sincere heart.
Now, his two sons do the welfare service by themselves rather
than just mimicking what their father has done.
He doesn't have many friends since he has worked hard, and spent
most time to serve his neighbors. Most his close people are social
welfare assistants. Among all the social welfare assistants, he
is acquainted with 100 of them, and about 40 to 50 assistants
are very close to Mr. Kim. To Mr. Kim, they are solid supporters,
and to the social welfare, Mr. Kim is a trustworthy firm.
"Whatever the reason is, if you help the others, you will
see how it is important to our society.
Once you help your neighbors, you must be happy with your life.
I gurantee it."
This is request toward the moderns from Mr. Kim who works late
night with his tired face.
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