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Peru to Spend $30 Million to Fight Generational Poverty

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $30 million loan to the government of Peru to support social sector reform. continue reading »

Ecuador Expanding Access to Microcredit for Low-Income Women

Ecuador will expand access to microcredit, particularly among low-income women, through a $50 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) continue reading »

STUDY:  Poverty Rates in Latin America at Lowest Rate in 20 Years

Poverty rates in Latin America have dropped to their lowest levels in 20 years, according to a new United Nations report which highlights public spending continue reading »

Honduras to Benefit from $21 Million Aid to Cut Poverty in Rural Areas

Small producers in rural areas of Honduras will be the main beneficiaries of a new United Nations-backed project that will invest $21 million to combat poverty in the north of the country. continue reading »

El Salvador Set to Improve Living Conditions of Women in Country

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $20 million loan to help El Salvador finance the Ciudad Mujer (Women City) Program to be carried out by its Ministry of Social Inclusion continue reading »

Rising Food Price Expected to Negatively Impact Urban Poor of Latin America

Rising international food prices could trigger an acceleration of inflation in several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean this year, highlighting the need for policies to protect the urban poor, according to a new study by Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Brazil to Invest $150 Million to Improve Living Conditions in Favelas

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s second biggest city, will get a $150 million loan financing to improve living conditions in low-income neighborhoods, known as favelas. continue reading »

Poverty in Latin America Stabilizes per UN Report

The number of poor people in Latin America will fall this year to 180 million – the pre-crisis levels seen in 2008 – thanks to robust economic recovery in most of the countries of the region, says a United Nations report released today. continue reading »

UN to Help Fight Rising Hunger in Nicaragua

To check rising rural poverty and hunger in Nicaragua, the United Nations (UN) is helping the country’s Government to support small-scale farmers boost their production of beans, maize, rice and other staple crops. continue reading »