Programme objectives

The programme seeks reducing child labour. It includes conditional cash transfers and other activities with minors in child labour situation and their families. The programme is based on the International Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is a social response to poverty and unemployment that push families to work on the streets to survive. In addition, it is based on Article 8 of the Code of Children and Adolescents, which states that poverty should not be a cause of separation between children and their families, so the State must create opportunities for those families. Within the activities of the program, families receive periodic visits for support and verification of co-responsibilities, in which commitments and goals are established to generate a process of change.

Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
Programme components
1) Bono solidario fijo (Fixed solidarity bonus) 2) Services: Centro Abierto (Open Center) 3) Health Services 4) Nutrition Services
Conditionalities (if any)
Children have met the health indicators, attend the relevant services and meet the indicators of good nutrition. Enrollment in the formal school system from 1st to 6th grade, with 75% of school attendance per month and promotion to the next grade. Keep children away from economic activities. Adolescent and adult members of the beneficiary family must participate in training and qualification activities.
Contribution type and amount
Targeting methods
Proxy Means Test
Categorical Targeting
Targeted areas
Target groups
Families in extreme poverty with children in child labour.
Eligibility criteria
Beneficiary Selection Card or Household Card 1) Bono solidario fijo (Fixed solidarity bonus): All beneficiary households of the programme 2) Services: Centro Abierto (Open Center): Babies and children with no possibility of staying at home under adult supervision. 3) Health Services: All beneficiary households of the programme. 4) Nutrition Services: All beneficiary households of the programme.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
Type of benefits
Cash; Nurseries; Health Services; Nutrition Services;
Amount of benefits
1) Bono solidario fijo (Fixed solidarity bonus): Minimum G. 150.000 (2017)
Payment/delivery frequency
Benefit delivery mechanism
Cash withdrawal from an account with the Banco Nacional de Fomento.
Benefit recipients
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
Programme expenditure
0.02% of the GDP (2016). Source of funding: United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF)
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
Registry of recipients: Registry of Beneficiaries of the Abrazo Program, incorporated in the System of Information and Management of Beneficiaries of Social Programs (SIGBE).
Legal Framework
Legal framework: Presidential Decree No. 869
Population Group