“I’m thankful because I have food on the table.”
— Ruth Jessenia Enamored Romero, 8, Honduras
Compassion in Honduras
Compassion serves more than 54,600 children in Honduras, one of the poorest countries in Latin America and the nation with the world’s highest murder rate. More than half the population of Honduras lives in poverty, and the typical family earns only $5,300 a year. The 194 churches that run the sponsorship program provide safe places for sponsored children to learn and play.
Hondurans live at high risk of hunger, diarrhea, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, dengue fever and malaria. Sponsored children receive health checkups at their church-run Compassion centers, where they also eat nutritious meals and learn hygienic practices to help prevent sickness.