Fil-Am midwife hailed as "CNN Hero of the Year"

GMA News Online reports that CNN has named Robin Lim, a Filipino-American midwife in Indonesia, as its "Hero of the Year." Lim’s mother is Filipino-Chinese. According to the report, CNN chose Lim from a short list of 10 CNN Heroes, each of whom got a cash prize of $50,000.

CNN Hero of the Year Robin Lim

 

GMA News Online reports that CNN has named Robin Lim, a Filipino-American midwife in Indonesia, as its "Hero of the Year." Lim’s mother is Filipino-Chinese. According to the report, CNN chose Lim from a short list of 10 CNN Heroes, each of whom got a cash prize of $50,000.

 

As "Hero of the Year," Lim received an additional $250,000 grant for her non-profit organization Bumi Sehat Foundation. (Health Mother Earth Foundation), which started building "birthing sanctuaries" for Indonesians who need maternal and general health care.

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