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The “Juana Azurduy" conditional cash transfer program benefits poor women and children.
Bolivia's Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) senator Efrain Chambi and the authorities of the Shinaota municipality in Cochabamba Tuesday denounced that the coup-born regime led by Jeanine Añez has suspended the payment of the “Juana Azurduy" conditional cash transfer granted to poor pregnant women, mothers, and children under two years.
Created in 2009 as a mechanism to fight poverty, the Juana Azurduy is a US$7 bonus that the Bolivian State grants to pregnant women every time they attend a prenatal check. Women also receive a US$17 grant for giving birth in a public health facility.
Both measures are intended to create incentives for the indigenous population and other vulnerable social groups to participate more actively in the formal health system.
The Bolivian government also granted US$18 to mothers if they went with their children to a medical check-up every two months during the child's first two years of life.
Bolivia: El bono "Juana Azurduy" es un apoyo económico a las mujeres gestantes de escasos recursos, hoy la dictadura racista comienza a destruirlo pic.twitter.com/wWemyfNvmc