Li Lijuan, 46, was once a millionaire, and spent the better part of the last two decades housing orphaned children. But even though she’s since lost her fortune, she is still dedicated to supporting fostering the kids, Yahoo reports.
Li made her fortune through her garment business and smart investments. She used her money to create homes for over 75 children over the past 20 years. Many of the children were abandoned by their parents because they had serious illnesses or disabilities. Because of this, they’re not legally orphans and instead Li is considered their foster parent.
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