Cachopo pays €500 for every baby born locally

In a move that has become increasingly common in underpopulated areas, Cachopo has announced maternity grants to the value of €500 for every baby born locally.

The small parish in Tavira wants to encourage young couples to start their families in Cachopo, which has seen its population drop from 3,500 to just around 700 in recent years.

The grant will be paid in one instalment and can be claimed by parents or legal guardians up to 180 days after the date of birth.