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Bolsa Família scheme empowers women

Bolsa Família is a social welfare program, through which the Brazilian government is pulling millions out of poverty. What's radical about the scheme – aside from the obvious – is that it's primarily given to the woman of the house, since "women are more reliable than men."

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