Charities Aid Foundation
A new initiative has been established in China with the aim of tackling poverty, it has emerged.
Some 10,000 people are to benefit from the new scheme from the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), according to a report from China View.
Citing China Daily, the publication asserts that the plan will account for the charity's biggest spend this year. Some 3,000 yuan (£265) is to be given to each of the chosen recipients.
A range of people from all walks of life will receive money, including orphans, senior citizens and the sick.
Teachers, farmers, migrant workers and the unemployed, among others, will also receive payments. From each sector 1,000 people will be selected for the new plan.
People who consider themselves eligible for assistance can call one of the ten new helplines established by the CFPA in order to register and apply.
A 2008 report by the United Nations Development Programme revealed that disparities between the rich and poor in China had a direct impact on economic growth.
The study claimed that increasing provisions for services such as healthcare and education would boost the country's economy, according to the Guardian.
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