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Maggie Doyne

Maggie Doyne is the founder of Kopila Valley Children’s Home and School in Surkhet, Nepal. At nineteen, she used her life savings to build a home for orphaned children in war-torn Nepal. In 2010, she opened a s school for five hundred of the region’s most impoverished children. Now thirty-two, Maggie is the mom and legal guardian of fifty-four children and the founder of the BlinkNow Foundation, which has expanded its programs and come to serve as a model for other sustainability projects and orphan care projects around the world. In 2015, she was named CNN’s Hero of the Year. Her work has been championed by Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist Nicholas Kristof and the Dalai Lama, among others.