Dona Chucha dies

Maria de las Nieves Sierra, better known as Dona Chucha, will be buried at the Cristo Salvador Cemetery today. The 93-year old woman dedicated her life to helping homeless children. She operated one of Santo Domingo’s better known orphanages and her dedication garnered the support of many over the years. Dona Chucha opened the Hogar Escuela de Ninas Dona Chucha in 1967 and had been helping children ever since.