Since the 2023 Festival of Ideas held in Villa de Leyva, Laura Sarabia, General Director of the Social Prosperity Administration Department (DPS), revealed to La W that she has started discussions with Bancolombia and Davivienda to bring private banking back into payments to include the various economic aids that are provided to the most vulnerable population groups in the country through this presidential office.
According to information confirmed to W Radio by Director Sarabia, a first pilot project will be carried out integrating Banco Agrario, Bancolombia and Davivienda in La Guajira, with a particular focus on the Wayúu communities.
Based on the results of the implementation of this pilot project, a possibility will open up for private and public banks to be the ones to provide the resources and thus avoid the “bottlenecks” identified in recent weeks.
It is important to remember that subsidies are economic support that the national government provides to a specific group of citizens in order to facilitate access to basic goods and services for families who need it most.
This assistance is provided in various forms: in the form of money, in the form of services (education, training, libraries, leisure, tourism, housing, loans, support for the elderly and people with disabilities) and in the form of benefits in kind (food, study scholarships). , clothing, textbooks, etc.). medications), among others.
Several entities affiliated to the national government are responsible for inviting the most vulnerable population to the respective social programs in the education sector, such as: B. Social Prosperity or ICETEX. There are more than 25 social assistance programs in Colombia.
In order to apply for this funding, you must meet certain requirements, which vary depending on the funding. In addition, when providing these aids, certain obligations must be fulfilled, which may lead to loss of service.