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Peru: Over 1.1 million Andean, Amazon, Afro-Peruvian households received State grants

14:26 | Lima, Jun. 17.

Out of the 5.1 million households that have received a State subsidy to address the impact of the COVID-19 emergency so far, 1,172,181 belong to Andean, Amazonian and Afro-Peruvian peoples.

The information was provided by Development and Social Inclusion Ministry (Midis) Head Ariela Luna as she addressed the Congress' Commission on Andean, Amazonian and Afro-Peruvian Peoples, Environment and Ecology.

The minister explained that the payment of this subsidy entailed an investment of nearly S/890 million (around US$256 million) by the Peruvian State. 

Out of the total number of beneficiaries, more than 557,000 households are in the Andean region, 295,000 in Amazon communities, and 319,000 are Afro-Peruvian.

Luna explained that the beneficiaries list was based on a database prepared by the Ministry of Culture.

All State subsidies are aimed at households in situation of poverty, extreme poverty or vulnerability and are intended to mitigate the impact of the health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic in Peru.

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Published: 6/17/2020
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