Last updated: 24/3/2022

Basic Information

Population group

Programme Details

Programme objectives

Federal conditional cash transfer programme with emphasis on nutrition, following the pattern of Bolsa Escola. In 2003 it became part of the recently created Bolsa Família programme. It continued to pay benefits until 2009.


Programme components
i) Bolsa Alimentação.
Conditionalities (if any)
Health: Children must comply with the vaccination schedule; Mothers must attend pre and post-natal checks. Others: Participate in educational activities organized by the health center.
Programme expenditure

Targeting and eligiblity

Eligibility criteria
Families living in extreme poverty (monthly income less than R$90 per capita) with children aged 0 to 6 years and/or pregnant women. Children aged 0 to 6 years and/or pregnant women.

Coverage and other information