Juntos program joined by over 350 households in High Andean Pasco region

The National Program of Direct Support to the Poorest 'Juntos' (Together) began to register nearly 350 households into its Pasco Territorial Unit's list of beneficiaries.

 

Registration process is conducted through Community Validation Assemblies (ACV).

 

This means local authorities and area neighbors verify, if households considered eligible by the Household Targeting System (SISFOH), in fact deserve to obtain the said program benefits.

 

Requirements for accessing Juntos include having resided for a period of over 6 months in the district, where signing up process took place.

 

Likewise, at least one of the household members must be a program target (e.g. expectant mother, child, teenager aged 19 or below), and parents must inform which educational center their children will attend.

 

The Pasco Territorial Unit Chief Carlos Pinto Canessa noted program users are disaffiliated or suspended, if they do not accomplish their commitments, such as sending their children to school or to medical check-ups. 

 

To date, Pasco Territorial Unit has affiliated 12,633 households in the 23 districts belonging to the region.

 

Juntos is a government conditional transfer program for those living in poverty, which provides families with S/.200 (about US$63) every two months.