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Haiti - Social : «Ti Manman Cheri», 100,000 beneficiaries by the end of the year
This is a first in the country's history. Bel-Air, Fort National, Cité Soleil and Carrefour Feuilles will be the first beneficiaries of this social welfare program designed by the government for families with young children to school and living in extreme poverty.
"This is a revolution in the country... This program is funded from the PetroCaribe funds, 13 million U.S. dollars for the first year," declared Laurent Lamothe, claiming that it is "a historic success for the Haitian families who have never benefited from such support". According to him, the launch of "Ti Manman Cheri" is a clear signal towards the improvement of living conditions of families living in extreme poverty.
This important program, consists in transferring money every month, on the cellphone of very mother, through the service "Tchocho mobile" of the Digicel, provided that their child is enrolled in a school and goes there regularly. Mothers with one, two or three children to school, receive respectively 400, 600 or 800 gourdes per month. [Similar programs of conditional cash transfers have been implemented successfully in Brazil, Mexico and the Dominican Republic].
These families will be registered for a period of 6 months, with the possibility of being renewed 10 times (5 years) maximum. Registrations are open in May, must end in December with the aim of reaching 100.000 beneficiaries. "The program will run throughout the country in the future," announced the Prime Minister who said "we have 200 registrations for the month of May, 200 mothers who will be registered in the program Ti Manman Cheri, in June we will register 2.800, 5.000 in July, in August 10,000, then we will pick up speed for move in September to 25,000 more people, in October to 25,000, n November to 20,000 so that in December we have completed the 100,000 mothers who will be in this program. These mothers 100.000, will have a positive impact on more than 500,000 people in Haiti..."
Mr. Chrisnor Saint-Fleur,Director of the Institution Mixte Union des Apôtres of Cité Soleil, the first beneficiary school, expressed his satisfaction and took the opportunity to express his appreciation to the Administration Martelly-Lamothe for this social protection program.
"I applaud this initiative and congratulate the President Martelly for thinking to us", welcomed Ms. Gina Abraham, a beneficiary of 33 years living in Cité Soleil and mother of four children. Dozens of mothers and their children attended the ceremony.
The Prime Minister reiterated the determination of the President of the Republic, in the fight against poverty, and urged parents to keep children in school, promising to work to bring concrete results for the Haitian people.
In addition to the fight against poverty, "the wish of President Martelly is to see go to school all the children of Haiti and to literates the adults at the end of its mandate," declared Sophia Martelly, recalling some of the accomplishments of the Head of State in one year, ie more than 1 million children have access to free education, the relocation of thousands of displaced persons of 12 January 2010, which occupied several public places of the capital, and the rehabilitation of Gymnasium Vincent...
The launch of "Ti Manman Cheri", like the programs "Aba grangou", "Banm Limyè, banm lavi", "Katye pa m poze", "Kay pa m" introduced previously and soon the pink card of health insurance, demonstrates the willingness and determination of the President of the Republic to work to improve the living conditions of the Haitian people. "Your President 'Tèt Kale' counting on you as you rely on him too," declared the First Lady.
Listen the speech of the Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe on the occasion of launch of "Ti Manman Cheri"
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