A series to applaud the efforts made by different countries to try and eradicate poverty.
Brazil has reduced the number of people living in poverty by a significant number through various policies like Bolsa Familia and Brasil Sem Miseria. The nation has worked actively to eradicate poverty by providing monetary help in return of regular medical check up and education. Citizens leading a life of poverty are provided with this facility. It is the largest conditional cash transfer programs of the world. It gives the citizens to overcome their short term problems and takes care of the long term issues they might face.
Bolsa Familia provides financial aid to poor families in Brazil. A family must ensure, in return, that the child goes to school and is vaccinated. If the child takes more leaves than permitted, the family is dropped from the welfare scheme. Brasil Sem Miseria , an extension of Bolsa Familia , is planned on the basis of expansion of public services like sanitation, dental healthcare, day care facilities, literacy and electricity.
Brazil has worked hard on improving it’s education system leading to high skilled workers and better income rates. Minimum wage is dependent on the past year’s inflation and not on the propaganda of the current ruling party. The minimum wage brings people from across genders, races, monetary status together and is a step towards eradicating poverty.
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