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Halle Berry's daughter inspired by mum's charity work

Halle Berry's seven-year-old daughter was inspired to follow in her mum's footsteps and initiate her own philanthropic efforts following a recent trip to Nicaragua.

The Oscar winner was honoured with a special humanitarian award by Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA in California on Saturday night (02May15), and during her Kaleidoscope Award acceptance speech, Berry told the crowd she had already instilled the trend of giving in her young daughter, Nahla.


Berry explained she took her little one to Nicaragua as part of a trip on behalf of the World Food Programme organisation, and "realised as a parent is it's my responsibility to teach children the importance of taking care of children."


When mother and daughter returned to America, Nahla was apparently so "moved" by the kids she met in Nicaragua that she decided to gather many of her own toys to send back to the impoverished communities in the country.


Berry recalled Nahla's thought process and said, "She started to think, 'Well, I don't need two bikes do I? Wow, I don’'t need 15 American Girl dolls, do I? No'."


Berry also said Nahla has started a lemonade stand business, which she puts up twice a month, with proceeds going towards children in need.


The actress added, "I'm so proud of her. It's important to teach your children about caring for children."