The Mayor's Office of the Citizen Power of Managua, through the "Alma Solidaria" Program, delivered house to house this Wednesday, May 4, more than one hundred auxiliary means to people with disabilities in six neighborhoods located in District III.
Reyna Rueda Alvarado, Mayor of Managua explained that the permanent accompaniment of this vulnerable segment of the population is a restitution of their citizen rights, guided by the central government since 2009.
“Alma Solidaria and its benefits are part of a national effort carried out by the Good Government led by Commander Daniel and Vice President Rosario Murillo, since 2009, when the Todos con Voz program was born, for the first time in history that segment of the population (people with disabilities) were cared for by the Government and that meant caring for 130 thousand brothers and sisters, this work had the support of our brothers and sisters in Cuba to carry out the census that found 2.5 percent of the population from Nicaragua with disabilities and that was where this program began,” said Rueda.
He also recalled that the “Alma Solidaria” program was born from an initiative of the Three-time World Champion Alexis Argüello during his term as Mayor of Managua.
“That is why we are joining this great and gigantic effort of our Good Government and today that we celebrate the National Day of Dignity we must feel proud to be Nicaraguans, of what the permanent and constant fight against poverty means and we do this with heart”, added the municipal official.
Deliveries were made in neighborhoods and communities of District III, including Altagracia Norte, El Recreo, Camilo Ortega and San Judas. This is the third donation that has been made so far this year, benefiting 100 protagonists.
One of the first beneficiaries was Mr. Rolando Eliezer López from the Altagracia neighborhood, who received a wheelchair from the Mayoress, because a leg was amputated as a result of diabetes. The protagonist first thanked God and then President Ortega, for bringing him this means of getting around.
“With this chair I will be able to move around, since I did not have the resources to acquire a means of this nature, it is true that I lost my leg but I am not going to fall into depression, I will get ahead in this new stage of my life and I feel happy because I know that I am not alone,” López said.
Mrs. Aura Nidia Mayorga also benefited from a wheelchair thanked for bringing this type of support to people who have no resources.
"This help is important, thank God we have a good President because he always fulfills what he promises us Nicaraguans and I was waiting for this gift, late but surely and I feel happy and content," said Mayorga.