First Lady, Pilar Nores de García Visits Peru’s Highlands

Peru’s first lady, Pilar Nores de García (right)
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(LIP-ir) — Peru’s first lady, Pilar Nores de García continues the work she is doing in towns throughout Peru’s Amazon as a part of the "Sembrando" program, a program which has been designed to improve the standard of living of families living 2,500 – 5,000 m.a.s.l.

Peru’s Andina News Agency reported that yesterday was Pilar Nores’ third day in this set of activities.

She visited the towns of Olleros, Goncha and Granada, where medication was provided to treat the townspeople that had worm infections, a common problem in Peru’s rural regions.

In addition, it was reported that before Peru’s first lady finishes taking part in the project today, 30 wheelchairs, donated by "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints", would be given to the disabled people in the area.

Nores stated that Sembrando would continue to operate throughout the entire year, having as its main goal the aid of people living in Peru’s highlands.

Nores also explained that Peru’s government was helping its citizens living in the Amazon by building highways, providing electricity as well as clean water and providing medical aid.

During her participation in the Sembrando program, Peru’s first lady donated dozens of wheelchairs and computers. In addition, she took part in giving undernourished children vitamins and organized a two-month nutritional diet for all children under the age of 10