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Brazilian president says ending extreme poverty possible

06-14-2011 10:37 BJT

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 13 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Monday a newly launched program would lift millions of people out of extreme poverty by 2014 through actions such as granting loans.

In her weekly radio address, she said the massive "Brazil Without Poverty" welfare scheme launched early this month, will also include qualification courses for 1.7 million citizens.

According to the 2010 Census, 16.2 million Brazilians, or 8.5 percent of the country's population, are living with extreme poverty, defined as having a monthly income of 70 reais (44.3 U.S. dollars) or less.

The program foresees an investment of 20 billion reais (13.27 billion dollars) a year.

Rousseff said the government will help local authorities implement waste sorting programs to employ more than 200,000 people in the next four years.

"We will also offer credit and incentives for those who want to start or increase their own businesses," she said.

She also said that the government is making agreements with supermarket chains to employ beneficiaries of welfare program Bolsa Familia and also purchase food produced by family farms.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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