Red Solidaria increases school enrollment

There are some initial indications of some very positive results of Red Solidaria, the Saca government's anti-poverty program. Under the program, poor families in the most poverty-stricken areas of the country receive $15 or $20 per month, provided they make sure children attend school and are enrolled in health clinics.

Both the conservative La Prensa Grafica and the left-leaning Diario CoLatino reported the impressive gains in school enrollment in the regions where Red Solidaria is in place. Enrollment has increased 19% over the year before, leaving schools with a shortage of space and teachers.