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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 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 includes 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: Families living in poverty
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: The duration of the programme is 6 months, renewables up to 10 times (5 years) or until children reach the 6th year of primary education.
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

1) School component

Recipient(s): Enrolled children between 1th and 6th grade of primary school
Mode of transfer: Transfer according the characteristics of the beneficiary (number of eligible children)
Mode of delivery: Cash delivery through cell phone (via Tchotcho service) or through any authorized transfer agent.
Periodicity of delivery: Quarterly
Recipient of the transfer: Mother
Maximum per household: Three transfers per family
Conditionalities: Education: Enrollment and school attendance
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 benefited 78,619 families. Also, the program 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.
Amount : Transfer amount of G 1000 per household; see Data in Excel format


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