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Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database
Latin America and the Caribbean
Tenonderã (2014- )



Date: 2014-
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: "Tenonderã" (to move forward) seeks to contribute to the socioeconomic stability of families that are in the exit stage of the Tekoporã program, through productive projects and the generation of their own sustainable income over time in order to overcome poverty. "Tenonderã" articulates technical assistance and job training through partnerships with public and private institutions, and facilitates the marketing of the products and services offered by these micro-enterprises. Participating families receive training and ongoing support from business managers.


Target population: Families in situations of poverty and/or low quality of life, who are participating or have graduated from the Tekoporã program.
Area of intervention: 1) Technical and vocational training
2) Support for independent work
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: Categorical: families in poverty
Proxy Means Test: Household form (Ficha Hogar)
Instrument of selection: Household Form (Ficha Hogar)
Registry of recipients: Families that have already received at least 50 of the 72 installments of the Tekoporã program.
Exit strategies or criteria: Participants will be discharged from the program at the end of their stay in the program 24 months after their entry. Families that have already received at least 50 of the 72 installments of the Tekoporã program.
Comments: Excepcionally, families that are not included in the Tekoporã program or families in the Tekoporã program with less than 36 fees, may be selected.


Legal framework: Resolution N°638/2017
Responsible organization(s): Presidency
Executing organization(s): Ministry of Social Development (MDS)
Source of funding: Government of Paraguay

1) Strengthening of productive capacities

Recipient(s): Programme participants
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Description: Training courses aimed at strengthening productive capacities, mainly in the areas of: i) Human Development, for example, life planning, leadership, self-esteem and resilience; ii) Business training, which includes financial education and business management.


2) Financial Support

Recipient(s): Programme participant
Mode of delivery: Deposit in bank account
Periodicity of delivery: Single transfer
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Description: In order for families to acquire the necessary assets to start or strengthen their micro-enterprises, "Tenonderã" provides specific technical assistance and establishes partnerships with public and/or private institutions. It also establishes mechanisms that promote effective linkages with the market to contribute to the sustainability of these businesses. They also receive "seed capital", consisting of an amount of money destined for the start-up of their productive activities.
Amount : Seed capital maximum amount of PYG$ 2,400,000 and the possibility of requesting PYG$ 1,200,000 the following year.


3) Indigenous people

Recipient(s): Indigenous families
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Description: After signing the commitment agreements, the families receive training workshops on strategic planning, preparation of their future business profile and access to seed capital per family to strengthen their production capacities.




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