Sister Lucy Kurien, Catholic nun, founder, Maher project, Pune, India
Sr Lucy is founder of Maher, an interfaith and caste-free organization that provides shelter and care to destitute and battered women and children, in Maharashtra, India. Currently, Maher has 24 homes in central and southern India, where nearly 600 children and more than 180 women are residents. While a devoted Catholic Christian, Sister Lucy has an unshakable faith in confluence of religions of the world in attaining human well-being. She established Maher as an inter-faith organization which seeks the help and blessing of all religions and faiths in its work for the weak and poor around.