Thursday, March 30, 2017

Transforming livelihoods through cash transfers to more than 1.5 million families in Egypt

Thanks to "Takaful and Karama" program, many of Egypt’s poorest families can now afford to keep their children in school and in better health. The monthly income they receive from the government is helping them buy their children food, school uniforms, and other supplies. “ I always dreamt of educating my children, ” said a mother of three from Assuit, Egypt’s poorest governorate. “ I didn’t want them to be illiterate like me. However, we could not afford their school fees and monthly expenses, so their father wanted them out of school .” Takaful helped keep her children in school and cover their expenses.

Egypt’s Takaful and Karama social safety nets program is currently covering about 1.5 million families (or 6 million Egyptians) from the... Read More