How One Man And His Horse Created A Mobile Library In Indonesia

05/08/2015 12:34 pm ET | Updated May 13, 2015

In Indonesia, one man and his horse have created a walking, braying mobile library to bring books to the remote villages on Java island.

Ridwan Sururi, 42, travels between schools and villages with a tamed wild-horse called Luna who is loaded with boxes of donated books. Sururi named his project Kudapustaka, meaning 'horse library' in Indonesian, according to the BBC.

Illiteracy remains high in the rural heartlands of Central Java, despite huge strides to improve literacy rates across the country. "I love horses, and I want this hobby to bring benefit to people," Sururi told the BBC.

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    Ridwan Sururi loads books onto his horse in Serang Village, Indonesia, May 5, 2015.
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    Sururi, his daughter Indriani Fatmawati and his horse Luna walk to Miftahul Huda Islamic elementary school in Serang Village on May 5, 2015.
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    Children read at Miftahul Huda Islamic elementary school in Serang Village on May 5, 2015.
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    Ridwan Sururi's hat and books from the mobile library, May 5, 2015.
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    Sururi with his sleeping son and Luna in Serang Village, May 5, 2015.
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    Sururi and his mobile library in Serang Village on May 5, 2015.
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    Sururi bathes Luna in Serang Village on May 5, 2015.
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    Sururi prepares books for the mobile library at his house in Serang Village on May 5, 2015.
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    Sururi writes the names of people borrowing books in Serang Village on May 5, 2015.
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    Sururi and his daughter walk to school on May 5, 2015.
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    Sururi prepares books for the mobile library at his house in Serang Village, May 5, 2015.
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    A boy reads a book at Miftahul Huda Islamic elementary school on May 5, 2015.
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    A boy plays with Luna in Serang Village on May 5, 2015.
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    The box for the mobile library in Serang Village, May 5, 2015.
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    Sururi and his daughter walk to school on May 5, 2015.

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