October 14, 2011 by admin
Filipino-American midwife Robin Lim has made it this year’s Top 10 CNN Heroes for providing free maternal healthcare to thousands of poor women in Indonesia.
According to CNN, Lim, whose mother is a Filipino-Chinese, put up “birthing sanctuaries” for Indonesians in need of maternal and general health care.
In her “Meet the Hero” interview, Lim said it is common in Indonesia to hold babies in the hospital until the bills have been paid.
Lim, 54, said mothers should only worry about delivering their babies safely and not about how they should pay the hospital where they gave birth.
Lim, along with nine other “ordinary” citizens who have made differences in their communities, will all receive a $50,000 grant and will be honored at an “All-Star Tribute” on December 11.
They are vying for online votes to become the fifth CNN Hero of the Year, which comes with an additional $250,000. Voting is open until Dec. 7. To vote for Robin Lim, click here.
In 2009, Filipino Efren Peñaflorida was named CNN Hero of the Year for his Kariton classroom project, which brought the classrooms to children in the streets.
Source: GMA News
Tags: CNN Heroes, Robin Lim
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