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Mother Teresa stands out as one of the greatest humanitarians of the twentieth century. In the early 1970s, Mother Teresa had began to acquire some of her most notable awards, which often encompassed an immense amount of money. After the death of her father, Mother Teresa had grown up in poverty, however, she was not stingy. Instead, she was generous in the way she had used her money, which was only to benefit others through the funding of charities for the destitute. In 1971, Mother Teresa had received the Pope John XXIII Peace Prize, with a $25,000 reward. This money was used to construct a new leper colony and to help rape victims in Bangladesh. Mother Teresa had contributed much of her time to the members of society diagnosed with leprosy, which is a contagious disease that has been known since biblical times. It causes skin sores, nerve damage, and muscle weakness that gets worse over time. Later on, she received a grant from the Joseph Jr. Foundation, with a prize of $15,000. This money was used to fund a home for the handicapped people in India. For her services to the people of India, she was granted as the Padmashri, meaning Lord of the Lotus, which is the highest honor to be bestowed on an Indian civilian. In 1979, she had received the Nobel Peace Prize, with a supplementary $192,000, causing many people to consider her as powerful voice amongst society. This money had been used to build means of survival, which included shelters and hospitals, for the poor. Through her many humane acts, Mother Teresa was the recipient of many honors. She died a beautiful death with an international organization of missionaries all in her name.