The Mother Teresa of Somalia
Dr. Hawa Abdi, "the Mother Teresa of Somalia" and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is the founder of a massive camp for internally displaced people located a few miles from war-torn Mogadishu, Somalia.
War and Famine
She turned her 1300 acres of farmland into a camp that has numbered up to refugee camp where 90,000 displaced Somalis received free food, clean water, and free health care.
Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation
The DHAF compound includes a hospital, school and nutritional center, and provides shelter, water and medical care to mostly women and children.
A woman like Hawa Abdi isn't one who's going to back down from a fight, especially when there are tens of thousands of lives hanging in the balance.
In 2012, Abdi was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. She also received the Women of Impact Award from the WITW Foundation, BET's Social Humanitarian Award, and the John Jay Medal for Justice.