CNN Hero of the Year 2010 is Anuradha Koirala (Nepal)

LAST YEAR, it was the Philippines' Efren PeƱaflorida — the pushcart educator who dedicated his time and efforts to teach streetchildren — who won the CNN Hero of the Year Award. Now, Anuradha Koirala of Nepal was named CNN Hero of the Year 2010. More details after the jump.

Anuradha Koirala
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According to CNN, Anuradha Koirala and her group, Maiti Nepal, “have helped more than 12,000 victims of Nepal's sex trafficking business.” She leads anti-human trafficking efforts in her country.

Sources say that as this year's awardee, CNN Hero of the Year 2010 Anuradha Koirala will receive $100,000 in addition to the $25,000 awarded to her when chosen as one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes.

Koirala was chosen by the public through an online poll that ran on CNN.com for eight (8) weeks.