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Coverage of Pension 65, Contigo and Qali Warma is extended for the benefit of more than 117,000 people

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The Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion (Midis) expanded the coverage of the social programs Contigo, pension 65 and Qali Warmawhich benefited more than 117,000 new users in the last year and in the context of a pandemic.

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During the presentation of the study “Social protection measures of the Peruvian Government in times of COVID-19”, organized by the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), the head of Midis, Dina Boluarte Zegarraspecified the importance of the extraordinary and temporary measures that were carried out by the sector, in order to mitigate the negative impact on the economy of the most vulnerable, as a result of COVID-19.

The head of the Midis highlighted the food assistance to the vulnerable population through the program Qali Warmahwithin the framework of Legislative Decree 1472, which allowed the distribution of food for the benefit of 1,440,000 people and represented an investment of S/ 177 million.

“We also granted an extraordinary subsidy to users of social programs, which benefited more than 1,300,000 users of Juntos, Pension 65 and Contigo,” Boluarte commented.

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Beneficiary of Qali Warma. Photo: Midis

The minister stated that all these actions reaffirm the Government’s commitment to improve the quality of life of historically excluded populations and those that have always been neglected, such as those residing in Amazonian population centers, those with disabilities or mothers of common pots, promoting the exercise of their rights, their access to opportunities and the development of their capacities.

The presentation of the Unicef ​​study was also attended by representatives of the International Labor Organization, the World Bank and the Analysis Group for Development.

Source: Larepublica

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