The scenario of economic crisis generated by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2021 led the government of the state of São Paulo to implement an aid action, called Bolsa do Povo. This initiative has proven to be a fundamental support for families who live in the region and experience social vulnerability, providing monthly monetary support.
It is reported that more than half a million individuals have benefited from the Bolsa do Povo program in São Paulo. The project was specially structured to assist low-income families and implements several strategies and mechanisms aimed at this purpose. One of these actions is the provision of aid of various types, including, for example, the release of cooking gas.
How does Bolsa do Povo work?
In short, Bolsa do Povo is similar to the federal Single Registry, a tool known for enabling access to various social benefits. The state program encompasses at least 19 distinct actions in its scope. To be included in one of them, the citizen must complete the necessary registration.
Who can enroll in the program?
Low-income São Paulo residents are the target audience for the project. After effective registration, the citizen and his family become eligible for integration into one of the actions provided for within the Bolsa do Povo program. The amount relating to the benefit is transferred using a magnetic card, issued in the name of the beneficiary citizen and delivered to CRAS units or to the school where the child or teenager in the family studies.