The AEF-Brazil project contributes towards the construction of a technology that permits this population to manage the family budget and plan their life project, allowing them to acquire the skills and vision needed for long-term financial planning.
The 2010 data from the Cadastro Único (Single Registry) of the Ministério do Desenvolvimento Social – MDS (Ministry of Social Development) show that 92.5% of those responsible for withdrawing the benefit are women, with the highest number in the Southeast (93.9%) and the lowest in the North (90.9%). Although the program is focused on family, in most cases, the head of the household is a woman. This phenomenon is not restricted to Brazil. Around the world, income transfer initiatives, micro credit, among others, have been highlighting the woman’s role in family budget management. It just so happens that the beneficiaries of the Bolsa Família Program experience instability in their insertion in the job market, aggravated by low education attainment, which generates instability in income flow, thus reinforcing the importance of financial education for this public.