Pilar Nores de García, First Lady of Peru
María del Pilar Nores Bodereau de García (Córdoba, March 11, 1949) is an economist.
Born on the 11th of March, 1949 in the province of Cordoba, Argentina. Thirteenth daughter of a traditional family; her father was the Governor of Cordoba and Dean of the National University of Cordoba. She completed her primary and secondary education at the “Alejandro Carbo” School and then proceeded to obtain her high school diploma at the “Manuel Belgrano” high school. In 1969, she pursuits studies in economical sciences at the National University of Cordoba and reaches her bachelor’s degree. In 1976 she travels to Europe, where meets Alan García, president of the Peruvian Republic from 1985 to 1990 and once again since 2006, who she marries and has four children: three daughters, Josefina, Gabriela del Pilar and Luciana Victoria and a son, Alan Raúl Simón.
During her husbands first presidential period (1985-1990) she creates and directs the non profit organization “Fundación por los Niños del Perú” (Foundation for the Children of Peru), a non-governmental organization, working for the children in situation of abandonment. Besides, she initiates and directs the “Programa de Asistencia Directa” (Direct Assistance Program), a governmental program promoting the economical and social development of women in Peru.
In 2001, she creates the “Instituto Trabajo y Familia” (Institute for Labor and Family – ITYF), a non-profit NGO that promotes social and productive development. She starts the Juvenile Violence Program to develop and implement prevention plans against juvenile violence in the most difficult districts of Lima. In 2006, Mrs. Nores develops the Sembrando Program, a global and integral plan that works with the families of the Andean communities, situated between 2,500 and 5,000 meters of altitude, who live in extreme poverty, promoting work, qualification and technological innovation to enhance the productivity and social development of these communities.