Why Was Mother Teresa Famous?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 1, 2020 10:42:39 AM ET
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Mother Teresa was famous for providing humanitarian assistance to destitute residents living on the streets of Calcutta. Mother Teresa provided many kinds of humanitarian aid to poor residents in need, including medical treatment, education and basic supplies such as clothing. Mother Teresa had little training and lacked formal equipment, but made use of the resources she had to improve the lives of others less fortunate than herself.