Peru's Development and Social Inclusion Minister Silvana Vargas
on Monday reported that the government grant of S/600 (about US$164)
has already been paid to 509,607 beneficiary households in groups 1 and 2.
Precisely, Vargas and Production Minister Jose Chicoma
took stock on the measures adopted by the Executive Branch to combat the health emergency caused by COVID-19 throughout the country.
"To date, this information is quite important. 509,607 households in groups 1 and 2 have already collected the S/600 grant," the head of the Development and Social Inclusion Ministry (Midis) said in a press conference.
According to the government official, the implementation of the grant for households in extreme poverty and vulnerability began on February 15, making the corresponding digital platform available.
Thus, the payment of such grant to families in the first group began on February 17, while households in the second group were able to collect it as of February 26.
The households joining the digital wallet mechanism between March 1 and 17 will be able to collect the money from March 12 to March 23.
In addition, those included in the mobile banking group can withdraw their money from (900) MultiRed ATMs and (10,000) agent networks nationwide starting March 22.
Additionally, the minister emphasized that the grant's platform has been visited 8.2 million times and received 106 million queries.