No Lean Season

Evidence Action (Stephanie Skinner)

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No Lean Season reduces the effects of seasonal poverty in rural agricultural areas by helping people travel for work

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Fast Facts

  • In rural areas, the season between planting and harvesting is known as the "lean season" due to low income and hunger
  • The program gives a travel subsidy of $20 to very poor rural laborers so they can send a family member to a nearby city to find a job during this time
  • Migrant households register the equivalent of an extra meal per person / per day during the lean season

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