A Village in Asturias offers to pay 6000 euros to each couple who move there and have a child
Ponga, is the town with the oldest population in the Principality of Asturias. In order to try to reverse this trend the town hall has decided to offer each couple who move there to live and who have a child a payment of 6000 euros. It is hoped that this measure will help to bring the average age of the population down.
Currently Ponga has 851 inhabitants of which less than 50 are under 18 years old.
Each couple who move to Ponga to live will receive 3000 euros and then the same amount again for each child they have there. The only requirement is for the couple to remain in Ponga for a minimum of 5 years.
The initiative is the result of a proposal of the Partido Popular and is expected to be approved by the local council today. This means that if a couple who are expecting a child move to Ponga they could receive 9000 euros. Firstly the 6000 euros which will be offered by this locality and then 500 which is offered by the Principality of Asturias for each child born and then finally the 2500 euros offered by the Spanish government.
Having children in Spain is becoming quite a lucrative business!