The Asignacion Familiar program provides a bi-monthly transfer to complement the incomes of poor families with small children. The program includes an average household transfer of USD 43.33, food transfers, and a micro-enterprise development component.
Target Population: Children
Year Program Started: 2008
Program Status: Active
Payment and Delivery Details
Delivery Method: Combination via Bank
Payment & Delivery Description:
The Asignacion Familiar program provides a bi-monthly transfer to a cash card that complements the incomes of poor families with small children. The program includes an average household cash transfer of USD 43.33, food transfers, and a micro-enterprise development component.
Data on this program was drawn from:
Barrientos, Armando et al. Social Assistance in Developing Countries Database Version 5.0. Manchester, England: The Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester, 2010.
Base de datos de programas de protección social no contributiva, División de Desarrollo Social, CEPAL.
Fizbein, Ariel and Schady, Norbert. Cash Transfers: Reducing Present and Future Poverty. Washington, DC. World Bank. 2009.
Did You Know?
Beneficiaries can opt to receive their transfer directly in a bank account at any of 9 affiliated financial institutions and receive a cash card for purchases at approved retailers. As a bonus, the receive a discount of the VAT tax for purchases as a credit back to their account. Our data do not say how many beneficiaries have opted into the accounts so far, but sources indicate an intent to cover 290K beneficiaries.