Social Inclusion Program "PROSPERA"
“PROSPERA” articulates and coordinates the institutional offer of programs and actions regarding social policy, including those related to the promotion of production, income generation, economic, financial and labor inclusion, education, food and health; aimed towards the population which lives in extreme poverty, under responsibility schemes that enable families to improve their living conditions and ensure the enjoyment of their social rights and access to social development with equal opportunities.
|Classification||Food Aid, Extension and information on nutrition, Nutritional Health, Cash transfers|
Contribute to breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty, fostering the development of skills related to food, health and education of the beneficiary families.
Extend the capabilities associated with food, health and education for the beneficiary families through:
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Support for the Elderly
The Program provides, every two months, a monthly financial support of 345 pesos (USD$26) for the elderly, which are members of the beneficiary families, aged 70 or more.
The program focuses its actions to support the enrollment, retention and regular attendance to primary, secondary and higher education to the children and youths that are a part of the beneficiary families. This component consists of educational scholarships and support in the acquisition of school supplies for each of the children and youths which are members of the beneficiary families. Additionally, in order to encourage the educational attainment of the scholarship holders of higher secondary education, they are provided with a monetary incentive in order to conclude this level of education. With regard to the young people who complete secondary and / or high school, through accreditation with the recognition of knowledge acquired, monetary support may be provided if a certification of these levels is obtained. In addition to the scholarship, higher education attendees may obtain transport support. The program facilitates the scholarship holders by linking with organizations, institutions, organizations and public and private agencies with fellowship programs.
Through the actions of health promotion for disease prevention, as well as pushing for access to quality health services.
The program provides monthly direct cash transfers to beneficiary families in order to contribute to improve the quantity, quality and diversity of their diet, aiming to improve their nutritional status through proper nutrition.
The program's target population is households whose income and socioeconomic conditions prevent the development of its member’s capacities in areas related to food, health and education.
The program has national coverage in localities where accessibility conditions and health care services exist, as well as accessibility to education services, which allow the Program’s components to operate in an integrated manner.
|Geographical coverage||Urbano y rural|
|Executing organism||Coordinación Nacional de PROSPERA Programa de Inclusión Social|
|Related institutions||Secretaría de Educación Pública
Secretaría de Salud
|Related national policies|
Ley General de Desarrollo Social Manual de Procedimiento de la Coordinación Nacional del Programa Oportunidades Lineamientos generales para la identificación y medición de la pobreza. Decreto de Austeridad para la Asministración Pública Federal Decreto por el que se reforma el diverso por el que se crea la Coordinación Nacional del Programa de Educación, Salud y Alimentación como órgano desconcentrado de la Secretaría de Desarrollo Social, publicado el 8 de Agosto de 1997. Decreto por el que se establece el Sistema Nacional para la Cruzada Contra el Hambre. Diario Oficial de la Federación 30/12/2013: Acuerdo por el que se emiten las Reglas de Operación del Programa de Desarrollo Humano Oportunidades, para el ejercicio fiscal 2014. Diario Oficial 5/09/2014: Decreto por el que se crea la Coordinación Nacional de PROSPERA Programa de Inclusión Social.
The Program’s budget is allocated to three ministries: Ministry of Social Development (SEDESOL), Ministry of Public Education (SEP) and Ministry of Health (SSA).
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