World News America

Page last updated at 16:15 GMT, Friday, 28 May 2010 17:15 UK

Tackling Brazil's poverty

Advertisement

At the center of Brazil's growing prosperity is a program called Bolsa Familia. It is a direct grant that nearly 12 million poor families receive, and it is widely regarded as one of the largest and most successful social transfer funds in the world.

But critics complain that it does not provide the tools people need to really escape poverty for good.

The BBC's Gary Duffy has gone to Sao Luis to gauge the program's impact.

SEE ALSO

Story Tools

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific