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World Bank Loan to Aid Indigenous People

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World Bank loan to aid indigenous people

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THE WORLD BANK has loaned Panama $80 million  to assist the indigenous population which forms 12% of the total inhabitants of the country, while 98.4% are in poverty.

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According to documents from the Ministry of Government, 90% of  Indians live on less than a dollar a day, considered extreme poverty.

 

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/world-bank-loan-aid-indigenous-people

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This is good news but it remains to be seen how much of it actually gets to those who need it.

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I hope the World Bank has a means of follow up to ensure the money reaches its intended recipients.  If not, it won't.

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As a "usually very up" Canadian, I apologize for seeming to be a skeptic Keith but with everything going on with Panama immigration these days, I admit to being a bit soured by the attitudes and lack of clear direction of the Panamanian government.  I am sure in the Martinelli era, these funds were also subject to the corruption of that government.  I work with the indigenous children at Casa Esperanza and am very fulfilled with this work and, while my contribution is small, I am glad other organizations are stepping up to help with funding.  It is really needed.

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