More than 300,000 people in Nicaragua received free food packages in recent days, through a government program that links nutritional assistance, health promotion and family cultural education.
The plan was begun last Wednesday and this month’s delivery will conclude today after benefiting people with severe disabilities, mothers of fallen combatants and elderly people throughout the country, said the Communication and Citizenry Council.
Sandinista Youth members are visiting homes and talking to families about the importance of making sure that their vaccinations are current, caring for chronic health problems, keeping hygienic homes, and ensuring that children and young people attend school.
For government authorities, these and other social plans should contribute to fostering shared responsibility, hence the need for dialogue on issues like health and education.
Cabinet member Rosario Murillo said the purpose is to work harder and better, starting from a model that includes popular, family and community values, “to create a Nicaraguan society based on Christianity, socialism and solidarity.”
Faced with precarious conditions in the country, President Daniel Ortega’s administration is implementing different emergency plans to assist the most vulnerable sectors, while instituting others as long-term investments against poverty.