CCT for Food Purchases

About the program

It is a program that is part of the Opportunities Network, implemented by the National Secretariat for the Plan for Food Security and Nutrition, which consists of a conditional cash transfer in order to purchase food aimed for families who live in extreme poverty. Each Transfer Booklet is made up of twenty vouchers worth USD$5 each, for a total of USD$100 which is delivered every two months.

Country Panama
Home 2005
Classification Cash transfers
FNS Dimension Acceso
Website http://www.senapan.gob.pa/
Objectives

Ensuring food security and nutrition, education, primary health care and training in agricultural production for families living in extreme poverty.

Combat malnutrition in areas with high levels of poverty and extreme poverty in Panama.

Components and/or products

CCT for food purchase

The program provides, every 2 months, a Transfer Booklet with 20 vouchers each of USD 5 (USD 100 in total), which can be exchanged for rice, beans, sugar, matches, coffee, milk, cream, salt, pasta (macaroni), oil , brown sugar, tuna, sardines, ham, chicken, flour, eggs, tomato paste, soap, bath soap, toothbrush and toothpaste. They can only be redeemed in stores located within their own communities, so that the money remains in circulation in said areas.

To receive this benefit the families must meet the following responsibilities:

  1. Infants up to six years of age must have their vaccinations.
  2. Adults and adolescents of the family should comply with their daily health checks (pregnancy, pap smears, immunizations and others).
  3. Children must go to school all year.
  4. An adult family member should participate in training in food production and implementing the family garden.
Target population

Vulnerable families from Chilibre, El Bale, Guibale, Alto de Jesus, El Paredon, El Piro, Guayabito, El Picador, Las Cruces, Remance, Canto del Llano, Carlos Santana, Gatu, Ruben Cantu, El Cuay, Santa Fe, El Alto Rio Luis, El Pantano, Calovébora, Niba, Emplanada Chorcha, Cerro Paten, Nomononi, Hato Corotú, Hato Coriander, Quebrada de Loro, Cascabel, Hato Jobo, Hato Pilon Hato Juli, Salto Dupi, Jadeberi, Lajero, Susama and Cerro Iglesias.

They must comply with the following responsibilities:

  1. Infants up to six years of age must have their vaccinations.
  2. Adults and adolescents of the family should comply with their daily health checks (pregnancy, pap smears, immunizations and others).
  3. Children must go to school all year.
  4. An adult family member should participate in training in food production and implementing the family garden.
Scope

Otro

Chilibre, El Bale, Guibale, Alto de Jesus, El Paredon, El Piro, Guayabito, El Picador, Las Cruces, Remance, Canto del Llano, Carlos Santana, Gatu, Ruben Cantu, El Cuay, Santa Fe, El Alto Rio Luis, El Pantano, Calovébora, Niba, Emplanada Chorcha, Cerro Paten, Nomononi, Hato Corotú, Hato Coriander, Quebrada de Loro, Cascabel, Hato Jobo, Hato Pilon Hato Juli, Salto Dupi, Jadeberi, Lajero, Susama and Cerro Iglesias.

Geographical coverage Urbano y rural
Beneficiaries

2015: 10,000 hogares y 47,000 personas.

Annual budget

2015: USD 7,200,000.

Responsible organism

Secretaría Nacional para el Plan de Seguridad Alimentario y Nutricional

Executing organism Secretaría Nacional para el Plan de Seguridad Alimentario y Nutricional
Related institutions Ministerio de Educación
Ministerio de Salud
Ministerio de Desarrollo Agropecuario
Instituto Nacional de Formación Profesional y Capacitación para el Desarrollo Humano