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Peru: Payments to over 600,000 Juntos-affiliated households start

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14:48 | Lima, Apr. 25.

State-run National Program of Direct Support to the Poorest "Juntos" (Together) on Tuesday began its second payment session of 2017 that will grant economic incentives to 649,759 households.

"Juntos" is a government conditional transfer program for those living in poverty, which provides families with S/200 (about US$61.63) every two months.

To access benefits, those households met previously-set requirements such as sending their children to school and medical examinations. Similarly, pregnant women were required to receive prenatal care.

Households' heads will be able to receive corresponding incentives at State-run Banco de La Nacion's branches, ATMs or Multired agencies based in their regions.

The program works closely with 5,808 health centers and 59,913 educational institutions based in 21 regions, in order to verify the fulfillment of commitments assumed by affiliated citizens. 

To date, Juntos operates in 173 provinces, 1,299 districts and 43,675 population centers located in the poorest areas of the country. 

(END) NDP/RFA/MAO/JHM/MVB

Published: 4/25/2017
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