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Pitt alum potential CNN Hero of the Year for humanitarianism efforts

Pitt alum Samir Lakhani founded the nonprofit organization, Eco-Soap Bank during his senior year at Pitt in 2014. (Photo courtesy of Samir Lakhani)

By Anna Bongardino | Contributing Editor

November 13, 2017

At the age of 22, Samir Lakhani spent several long and laborious days cleaning, sanitizing and compressing used bars of soap with one young Cambodian woman. The woman, Prornh Thearang, spoke no English, but the duo sat side-by-side for hours, listening to Cambodian folk music as they worked. Lakhan...

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