Source: Presidencia de la Republica Dominicana
Together together with his 4 brothers, Elvis Manuel de Jesus, also often called El Nagüero in the humanities, worked on a rice plot under his father’s command from a young age. This, along together with his schoolwork and church activities, helped to shape Elvis Manuel de Jesus right into a man of exemplary morals. He’s the top of the Las Casitas Naranjas project, which has been used to ask for help, perform logistics work, construct and repair greater than 100 homes for low-income people. He keeps a low profile, “without searching for cameras,” and advertises the work much less for his own profit.
In his field, El Factor de Nagua, 43-year-old El Nagüero, who prefers to seek advice from himself as “a parish boy,” asserts that only God is accountable for every little thing that has been placed in his hands for the welfare of those in need. He notes that this mission began only with the donation of food in the course of the pandemic. Knowing his own background and where he has come from, El Factor de Nagua also asserts that only God is liable for every little thing that has been donated to assist others.
His parish work and his reference to God have been the keys to carrying out the La Casitas Naranjas project, led by El Nagüero and which has benefited multiple hundred families, each within the Herrera, Haina, La Romana, La Vega sectors. , Nagua, Hato Mayor and in Santiago. Within the midst of the Covid pandemic, in 2020, El Nagüero was anxious that in his field, many families were having a tough time, so he decided to take some money he had and buy food to donate it.
When Bolívar Valera learns of his intentions, he makes a donation of fifty,000 pesos and offers him the thought to knock on the doors of his sponsors, other people take part and he manages to deliver 900,000 pesos in food to El Factor de Nagua for ten days. “Once I returned to Herrera, the people approached me to assist them and I continued the work, through the La Altagracia parish, obtaining food aid for the people. On one occasion, baseball player Albert Pujols donated 700 thousand pesos for the work, and other people and firms joined within the food cooperation. “We form a bunch that works long hours.”
Then involves El Nagüero the case of an elderly couple who had their little house in poor condition in Santiago, and along with the Jopéame Foundation and the group they managed to construct their house. “Once I saw that individuals’s lives modified completely, giving them dignity with higher housing, I told the team that this could be our mission, because I do know what which means, and I come from that misery too,” he says.