Bali midwife named in Top 10 'CNN Heroes'
Indonesian midwife Robin Lim, from Bali, has been included in US news network CNN’s top 10 heroes in 2011 for her dedication in offering free prenatal and birthing services to low-income Indonesian women.
Lim established the Bumi Sehat Foundation, or Healthy Mother Earth Clinic, in 2003 and has since then provided medical assistance to thousands of women in Bali and Aceh.
Robin, along with the other nine honorees, will each receive a US$ 50,000 grant and will have their story told by a celebrity. One lucky honoree will receive an additional $250,000 to further aid their cause and be named CNN hero of the year.
The network announced that online votes can be cast by visiting www.cnnheroes.com and would be open until Dec. 7 2011.
CNN stated in its press release that the annual grants were given to honor and empower individuals who are making extraordinary contributions to help improve the lives of others.
“We hope to empower these selfless individuals to persevere in their humanitarian efforts to create progress, and are proud to share the stories of this year’s Top 10 Heroes,” said Jim Walton, President of CNN Worldwide.
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