Pushpa Basnet is CNN Hero of the Year 2012. Last year, Filipino-American Robin Lim is the 2011 CNN Hero of the Year who is a world-famous midwife whose motto is: "Gentle births create a gentle world". Her non-profit organization, the Yayasan Bumi Sehat (Healthy Mother Earth) foundation provides healthy and gentle birthing services free of charge for the poorer people of both Bali and the tsunami-ravaged province of Aceh, Sumatra. To read more about Robin, click here!
Pushpa Basnet was shocked to learn that many children in Nepal have to live in prisons with their parents. In 2005, she started a children's center that has provided support, such as housing, education and medical care, to more than 140 children of incarcerated parents.
We''ll try to find the video of Basnet's speech and post the link on our page.