Honduras

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Hola / Hello from Honduras

Language: Spanish

Honduras is a land of wild beauty. It’s rich with abundant wildlife and spectacular scenery. It also faces extreme poverty. In fact, 63% of Hondurans live in poverty, threatened by violence and made ill by contaminated water. Compassion-assisted children experience these realities daily. But at the Compassion center, there is hope.

Honduras Stats

POPULATION: 9,568,688
46% Roman Catholic
41% Protestant
12% Atheist, Other or None

57,618
CHILDREN SERVED

208
CHURCHES SERVING

45
YEARS SERVING HONDURAS

A group of children play together in their neighborhood

A group of children play together in their neighborhood.

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A boy holds a letter from his sponsor

A boy holds a letter from his sponsor.

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A group of children play together with a toy bicycle

A group of children play together with a toy bicycle.

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Teenage girls perform as a part of the First Fruits Feast at their church

Teenage girls perform as a part of the First Fruits Feast at their church.

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A group of boys play soccer at their child development center

A group of boys play soccer at their child development center.

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Children share a nutritious meal at their child development center

Children share a nutritious meal at their child development center.

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A smiling mother holds her baby

A smiling mother holds her baby.

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Children sit in a classroom and read their Bibles together

Children sit in a classroom and read their Bibles together.

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A boy spins a colorful umbrella behind his head

A boy spins a colorful umbrella behind his head.

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COMPASSION IN HONDURAS

When do children visit the Compassion center?

  • Children ages 3 to 14 go to the center 6 hours per week spread over 2 or 3 days after school.
  • Students age 15 and older attend 4 hours a week over 2 days.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEENS IN HONDURAS

Issue: Honduras’ poverty and inequality lead to high rates of crime and violence. Many child development centers are located in neighborhoods marred by organized crime and gangs.

Response: Children who are actively involved in Compassion’s program are less susceptible to the lure of gang activity. In addition to regular programs, Compassion offers extracurricular activities like taekwondo training — a popular option that builds character and discipline.

Prayer Point: Pray for the safety of children and families who live in high-crime communities, and that they will rely on God to provide for and protect them.

A teen boy prays with his hands folded

Teenagers learn vocational skills to help protect them from the lure of gang activity.

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Visit the Compassion blog to learn more about our work in Honduras.

Did You Know?

Honduras is a great place to bird-watch. Over 700 species of birds have been recorded in Honduras — a bird-watcher’s dream!

Sponsor a Child in Honduras

Life in Honduras

Honduras Fast Facts

Official Name: Republic of Honduras

Form of Government: Presidential republic

Capital: Tegucigalpa

Population: 9,568,688

Languages: Spanish, Amerindian dialects

Currency: Lempira

Area: 43,278 square miles (112,090 square kilometers)

Compassion has been working in Honduras since 1974. These Honduras facts and statistics provide a good picture of the reality of poverty and how child sponsorship through Compassion is making a difference.

Poverty is a problem in the country of Honduras but with your support, Compassion is working to change this. The Honduras facts tell a difficult story, but Compassion is bringing hope in the midst of the difficulties. Our programs are changing the statistics one child at a time.

Don't let the hopelessness of poverty overwhelm you. You can make a difference to a child in Honduras today!