The Solidarity Ministry has prepared a database for about 18 million poor people so far, through the Takaful and Karama social safety program, which covers the country’s poorest families, Wali mentioned. The program focuses mainly on the poorest areas of Upper Egypt.
The Takaful and Karama program, active in Egypt’s 27 governorates, aims to benefit 500,000 families per year, over 3 years.
The database of social insurance includes 17 million insured citizens and 9 million pensioners.
The minister pointed out that 273,000 divorced women are registered as well with the ministry’s database, and receive financial support.