Presidential Program for Health, Education and Nutrition

About the program

It is a conditional cash transfer program implemented in 2010, it is led by the Ministry of the Presidency and executed by the Ministries of Education and Health and the Family Assistance Program (PRAF). It consists of a quarterly installment of a CCT for a total annual sum of $ 515 USD to households living in poverty or extreme poverty and which have school aged children between 6 and 18, children aged 0 to 5, and pregnant mothers. Additionally, it delivers micronutrients to children from 0 to 5 years of age, pregnant women and new mothers. The beneficiary households must meet health and education responsibilities.

Country Honduras
Home 2010
Classification Nutritional Health, Cash transfers
FNS Dimension Acceso, Utilización

Generate human capital through capacity building in education, health and nutrition of families in extreme poverty and poverty by providing conditional cash transfers to meet their respective responsibilities in order to contribute to breaking the cycle of inter -generational poverty.

Specific objectives

  1. Grant CCTs to households living in extreme poverty and poverty, with children and adolescents that attend the basic school system, provided they are enrolled in schools of the national public system (in its various forms); in order to encourage enrollment, retention and regular attendance during the school year to children and adolescents from the ages of 6 to 18.
  2. Promote the demand for health services of the beneficiary families in order to improve health indicators, prevent disease and ensure adequate nutrition for all members. Provide priority attention to the most vulnerable, such as children from the ages of 0 to 5 and pregnant women and new mothers.
  3. Contribute to strengthening and institutionalizing a network of social protection in order to reduce the impact of external and internal economic crisis on the poorest and most vulnerable population, promoting the creation of the necessary conditions for individuals to lift themselves out of poverty and extreme poverty.
  4. Promote the gradual and progressive elimination of child labor and its worst forms, by ensuring effective access for children and youth to educational and health services and connecting them with other social programs that guarantee the protection of this population and its inclusion, according to the human rights approach.

Attend 600 thousand families at a rate of more 150,000 each year.

Components and/or products

Conditional cash transfer: Deliver every three months a CCT in the amount of USD$490 to the households living in poverty or extreme poverty which have school-age children between 6 and 18, children aged 0 to 5 years, and mothers who are pregnant. They must meet a number of responsibilities in health, nutrition and education.

Nutritional health care: Delivery of micronutrients to children from 0 to 5 years of age, pregnant women and new mothers.

Target population

The CCT benefits 10,000 households living in poverty or extreme poverty which have school-age children between 6 and 18, children 0 to 5 years of age and mothers who are pregnant. These homes are previously identified through a socio-economic survey that integrates a database; the beneficiaries must comply with the following responsibilities:

  • Education: Enrolling and ensuring continuity and regular attendance of their children and teenagers during the school year in formal public basic education in its different forms, at least 80% of the established class days.
  • Health: Take children aged 0 to 5 years, pregnant women and new mothers, to health units closest to their residence in order to receive care according to the standards set by the Ministry of Health.
  • Nutrition: They must meet health responsibilities in order to receive micronutrients.


The program has coverage in the villages, communities and urban areas identified as locations of extreme poverty and poverty within the country.

Geographical coverage Urbano y rural

600 thousand families, increasing at a rate of 150,000 each year.

Responsible organism

Presidencia de la República de Honduras

Leads the Program.

Executing organisms Secretaría de Salud
Secretaría de Educación
Related national policies

Visión de País 2010 – 2038 y Plan de Nación 2010 – 2022

Normative framework

Decreto Ejecutivo PCM-010- 2010, crea el Programa Presidencial de Salud, Educación y Nutrición denominado Bono 10,000. Decreto Ejecutivo N° 004-2013, Reglamento Final Bono 10 mil.