Pushpa Basnet of Nepal named 2012 CNN Hero of the Year. Basnet supports children who otherwise would be incarcerated with their parents in Nepal. She started a home in Kathmandu where children can receive education, food, medical care and a chance to live a more normal life. She also runs a day care program for children who are too young to be separated from their parent. For being named CNN Hero of the Year, Basnet receives $250,000 to continue her work. That is in addition to the $50,000 that each of the top 10 Heroes are receiving.
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