President greets kids at Christmas fiesta

Photo: Casa Presidencial

President Laura Chinchilla was swamped by children Sunday at a fiesta put on by the Asociación Obras del Espíritu Santo, a Catholic organization that works in low-income communities. The name translated to works of the Holy Spirit.

The association has grown since its founding in 2000 and now includes 31 separate ministries with the goal of giving low-income children a chance. The organization is supported by the Junta de Protección Social, the Catholic archdiocese and various government organizations including the Patronato Nacional de la Infancia.

“The best that we can give human beings in moments like this is precisely our love and our affection,” said the president. She noted that the association provides services to 10,000 youngsters.

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