Who is Santiago Veve Calzada?
Santiago Veve Calzada, an illustrious and a true Fajardeño. He studied medicine in Barcelona, Spain in 1880. When Santiago returned to Fajardo he practiced medicine during a brief time and decided to become a farmer. His new career brought him great wealth.
His concern for improving the quality of life for those with limited resources made him assumed all the costs of the equipment and supplies needed at the Fajardo High School, named after him. In Ceiba, our neighboring town, another school was finished due to his donations and is named after his father, Adolfo Veve Ferau. A hospital in Juncos specializing in patients with tuberculosis was supplied by his donations.
Doctor, wealthy farmer, and philanthropist, he is remembered in the history of Fajardo by his humbleness and compassion for the less fortunate.