Adélcia Barreto Pires, First Lady of Cape Verde
Her Excellency Mrs. Adélcia Barreto Pires has been First Lady of Cape Verde since her husband President Pedro Pires took office in March 2001. She is an active advocate of children’s causes. She is the founder and president of the Fundação Infancia Feliz (Foundation for Happy Children), a humanitarian organization that serves the needs of underprivileged children in Cape Verde. The Foundation supports education and health activities, as well as activities that fight against poverty and exclusion among children.