Direct cash scheme in US South aims to lift Black women out of poverty

Direct cash scheme in US South aims to lift Black women out of poverty

Overall, 650 income eligible Black women will receive $850/month for 2 years in the United States. This photo shows the first of 3 community sites where the donation will be provided. Credit: GiveDirectly/Facebook

Applying for jobs, picking up gig work as a delivery driver, looking after her six children: life is an endless juggling act for single mom Sheila as she struggles to make ends meet and provide for her family in Atlanta, Georgia.

"It’s tiring, because I’m (trying) to find steady income," said Sheila, 33, whose name has been changed to protect her privacy.But this week, she […]

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