Family friendly: Brazil’s scheme to tackle poverty

Brazil has adopted a family financial suppport scheme that has been successful at lifting many people out of poverty.

“The cash transfer scheme puts money directly into the hands of some of Brazil’s lowest income homes. Across the country, some 12 million families receive the benefit. It is sometimes described as the largest programme of its kind in the world. The money is generally given to mothers, who get up to $115 (£80) a month, depending on their income and how many children they have. The aid is conditional. In return, children must attend school and receive the proper vaccinations.”

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