Over 20 million Kwacha spent on the Social Cash Transfer Scheme in Chipata and Katete since 2006.

Over twenty seven million Kwacha has been used for the Social Cash Transfer Scheme in Chipata and Katete since 2006 to date.
Speaking at a Stakeholders meeting, Chipata District Social Welfare Officer, Charity Phiri, says although the scheme is currently benefitting only 7 out of 22 wards in Chipata, the benefits of the scheme, were evident.
In Katete, the scheme is currently benefitting 10 out of 28 wards.
Ms Phiri says that the scheme had proved to be an effective way of reducing extreme poverty and hunger in the districts.
Meanwhile, one of the beneficiaries of the scheme, Brenda Kwalombota, says that she has managed to take her 3 of her children to school since being on the scheme.
Ms. Kwalombota says that although the money was not much, she was able to invest it into brick making business which after selling is able to get more than what is given to her.
Currently, 120 Kwacha is paid to beneficiaries who are critically poor, while 240 Kwacha is paid to those who are disabled bi-monthly.

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