Top 10 Nominees for CNN Heroes of 2012

Pushpa Basnet

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There is one culture in Nepal that affects the children of imprisoned parents where they must choose whether they would bring along their child in the prison or they end up wandering aimlessly on the streets and have a life of their own, in case that there is no one to watch over them. Due to such worry with the lives of these innocent kids, Pushpa Basnet, 28, chose the selfless part of being a housemother to over 40 children in her two-storey home. She mentioned that it would be so unfair for children to receive harsh treatment in prison cells knowing that they have not done anything wrong that would offend the society or the government. Because of this concern, it became a mission for her to make sure that no child would grow inside the prison walls.