Mrs. Thia who is a poor lottery ticket vendor is honored for coaching more than 2,000 kids in swimming for the past 15 years.
She is a typical example who has made outstanding contribution in reducing number of children drowning in the province, said Deputy chairman of the People’s Committee of Hung Thanh Ward in Thap Muoi District.
BBC 100 Women list was started in 2013, which focuses on 100 most influential women in various fields.
The women in BBC’s list are those who tackle some of the biggest problems women in general face around the world.
Every year BBC reveals the list of 100 inspirational and innovative women.