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Latin America and the Caribbean
Ti Manman Cheri (2012-)



Date: 2012-
Description: Ti Manman Cheri is a conditional cash transfer programme which aims to cover the oportunity costs of schooling for children living in extreme poverty. The programme is part of the Ede Pèp iniciative. The objectives are: i) to reduce the financial charges in education for families; ii) to improve the school attendace rate; iii) to improve the quality of education; iv) to empower women , and v) to inject money into the local economy. This programme is composed by a monthly transfer to mothers living in extreme poverty with the condition that their children enroll and attend school regularly. The programme has a periodicity of 6 months renewables until 10 times (5 years). From 2015 the program included a new component of micro-credits targeted to the mothers so that they can invest in their labor activity (fishery, agriculture, etc.) and increase their economic autonomy.


Target population: Mothers living in poverty with at least one child enrolled between first and sixth grade in a public school, and in the absence of public schools in certain areas, in a community school.
Geographic scale: National (Artibonite; Centre; Grande-Anse; Nippes; Nord; Nord-Est; Nord-Ouest; Ouest; Sud; Sud-Est)
Targeting method: 1) Geographical: Priority areas and localities given their poverty situation according to the poverty map.
2) Proxy means test: Households in extreme poverty according to the household categorization system generated from the information in the Unique Registry of Beneficiaries (RUB).
3) Categorical: Criteria for program selection.
Instrument of selection: Poverty Map and Unique Registry of Beneficiaries (Registre Unique de Bénéficiaires - RUB)
Registry of recipients: List of participant families
Exit strategies or criteria: i) If during the programme's evaluations it is discovered that a mother has presented falsified documents, shared misinformation or exagerated her situation in any way, she will be immediately disqualified from the programme without possibility of renewal.
ii) The programme has a duration of 6 months, which can be renewed up to 10 times (5 years) or until the children finishes sixth grade.
Comments: The programme started in 2012 its first pilot phase . It contemplates a supply-side subsidy provided by the Lekol Timoun Yo programme.


Legal framework:
Responsible organization(s): Ministry of Economy and Finance
Executing organization(s): Economic and Social Assistance Fund (FAES)
Responsible organization(s) for the registry of recipients: Economic and Social Assistance Funds (FAES) is the institution responsible for the Unique Registry of Beneficiaries (RUB) and the list of participant families, who must meet all the criteria for being selected into the program.
Source of funding: PetroCaribe Fund / Venezuela and the Government of Haiti Public Treasury

1) School component

Recipient(s): Enrolled children between 1th and 6th grade of primary school in a public school, and in the absence of public schools in certain areas, in a community school.
Mode of transfer: Transfer according to the characteristics of the recipient (number of eligible children)
Mode of delivery: Cash delivery through cell phone (via Tchotcho Mobile service) or Unibank vouchers cashed at Unitransfer agents
Periodicity of delivery: Double pay every 60 days
Recipient of the transfer: Mother or legal tutor
Maximum per household: Three transfers per family
Conditionalities: Education: Enrollment and school attendance
Sanctions: If the recipient doesn't utilise the allowance in a 90 day period, from the moment the transfer is made, the amount will be reimbursed to the Haitian government.
Comments: Certificates with grades must be presented at every verification (4 times per year), as proof of school attendance. In August 2014, an extra transfer equivalent to 4 months was announced, in order to fund the start of the school year. This transfer covered 78,619 families. Also, the programme started the distribution of school materials to 210,172 students and 54,500 new participants who will receive the same in-kind transfer during the 2014/2015 school year.
Given the challenges the government and Digicel faced with the payments to mothers who didn't live in Port-au-Prince, the programme integrated a second service provider, Unitransfer, through Unibank. The majority of recipients recieve the payment through vouchers that are chashed at Unitransfer agents.
In order to register for the grant, the mothers must comply with the following requirements: to recieve the transfer via Tcho Tcho Mobile they must have a registration verification, a Digicel phone number, and a Tcho Tcho Mobile account; to recieve the transfer via Unitransfer the mothers must present their national ID and a registration verification.
Amount : The amount dependes on the number of children (see data in Excel format):
i) one child = HTG $400
ii) two children = HTG $600
iii) three children = HTG $800


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Author: Dorsainvil, D.
Date: 2015
Publication info: ECLAC report
Link: See Webpage
Topic: General information


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