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Mother Teresa inspires Nepali woman to rescue 18,000 girls from sex trafficking

Anuradha Koirala
Narayan Maharjan | NurPhoto | AFP
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70-year-old Anuradha Koirala sets her life’s goal to helping vulnerable women and children.

The organization gives women the opportunity to learn new skills, runs awareness campaigns and empowerment programs. And by 2012, with the help of local law enforcement, the organization has saved 18,000 girls and there’s no sign of Koirala slowing down: “When I see their pain — their mental pain as well as physical pain — it is so troubling that I cannot turn myself away. This gives me strength to fight and root this crime out,” she explained to the Borgen Project.

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