People with Homes Affected by “El Niño Costero” will be Given 500 Soles a Month


This money is expected to be used to rent houses so the victims of “El Niño Costero” can leave the temporary shelters.

The Government will provide a temporary bonus of 500 soles per month to families who lost their homes during the rains and mudslides caused by the coastal phenomenon “El Niño”. In this article, you can see how El Niño has affected some communities in Peru.

As reported yesterday by the Minister of Housing, Construction and Sanitation, Carlos Bruce, the bonus will be granted by the Mivivienda Fund.

Some of the most common questions and their answers regarding the 500 soles:

  • How will the bonus be received? The bonus will be directly transferred to the bank account of the beneficiary.
  • How will the government know to whom they should deposit the soles? People will have to register in each provincial municipality.
  • How will the government know these are people that were truly affected by the phenomenon? Comparing the registers with the records of municipalities.

This bonus will be delivered until the house is rebuilt by the state or until December 31 of next year. It is worth noting that the government has invested 2,000 million soles in reconstruction works. In this link, you can check more detailed information on the matter. It has been announced that 48 thousand houses in total will be reconstructed within the next 12 months.

Do you think this is a good measure to offer people some stability while their homes are reconstructed?

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