Lina Viera, 53, works as a childcare provider in Stevinson, California. A deeply spiritual person, she was nominated for Women Who Shine by her niece who says, "She lives a selfless life and is always giving to others."
Hero: Mother Teresa. She was not selfish in any way and lived as a servant of God. She made sacrifices and really loved helping others without a single bit of hesitation.
Inspiration: I am inspired by my older sister Fatima who is almost like a mother to me. My mother passed when I was just 22 and my oldest sister took care of our nine brothers and sisters.
Goal: My goal in the next year is to introduce either a friend or co-worker to my prayer group.
Dream: My dream would be to start a charity that helps children and provides them with everyday necessities.