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Cash Transfer for PWDs
Brief- Cash Transfer for Persons with Severe DisabilitiesIn the context of this programme, persons with severe disabilities refers to those who need permanent care including feeding, toiletry, protection from danger by other persons, Full time support has to be offered by a caregiver to ensure their needs are attended to. These intensive support for persons with severe disabilities on a daily basis, denies their parents and guardians or caregivers any time to engage in other income generating activities, which worsens the economic situation of such households.
It is with this in mind that the cash transfer programme targeting persons with severe disabilities was introduced, and is referred to as Persons with Severe Disabilities Cash Transfer (PWSD-CT).
The overall objective of the programme is to enhance the capacities of the caregivers through cash transfers thereby improving the livelihoods of persons with severe disabilities. Specific objectives of the programme are:
Monitoring reports of the programme have revealed that amount received, albeit minimal, are enabling the households to access improved nutrition, healthcare, housing and education.
The awareness raised on the programme has made persons with severe disabilities who had been ‘hidden’ and neglected to be brought out and appreciated within households and communities.
The Eligibility criteria for the Cash Transfer programme include;