Indigenous women queue in the main plaza of Combapata, Peru to receive monthly Juntos program benefits. The Juntos (Together) program, a conditional cash transfer (CCT) government program, provides cash to the poorest families if they meet certain criteria. Recipients must have children under the age of 14, enroll their children in school and have them vaccinated. Pregnant mothers are required to utilize mandatory pre- and post-natal healthcare programs. Peru's Juntos program, similar to CCT programs in other Latin American countries, was launched in 2005.
This photo was one of 50 selected - from thousands of photos from over 100 countries - to represent the United Nations Development Programme and their Humanizing Development campaign. The photos will be published in a book sponsored by the Presidency of Brazil, and is permanently on exhibit at the headquarters of the United Nation's International Policy Center for Inclusing Growth (IPC-IG) in Brasilia, Brazil. The exhibit will tour major international cities throughout 2010, including NYC,Bangkok, London, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg and Bonn.
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