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In Mchingi district, one of the areas where the scheme is being piloted, family members gather for the cash disbursements, which are given once a month. Only the poorest families receive money – those where no one can work because all the adults have died or are sick or disabled – and a small bonus is paid if children are in school.<br />
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Nearly half of all children in Malawi live in poverty. Their families struggle to provide the very basics in life - clothes, food, shelter, medicine and a chance to go to school. For many, no matter how hard they try, this struggle ends in failure. So UNICEF is targeting the very poorest and most desperate families and giving them a little bit of money each month. The sums are small, but they make a huge difference.

In Mchingi district, one of the areas where the scheme is being piloted, family members gather for the cash disbursements, which are given once a month. Only the poorest families receive money – those where no one can work because all the adults have died or are sick or disabled – and a small bonus is paid if children are in school.

Nearly half of all children in Malawi live in poverty. Their families struggle to provide the very basics in life - clothes, food,...
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