Honduras

Victoriano Garcia is a member of a CRS-supported program that tests different varieties of corn for taste, resistance to pests and crop yields. Photo by Jim Stipe/CRS

Victoriano Garcia is a member of a CRS-supported program that tests different varieties of corn for taste, resistance to pests and crop yields. Photo by Jim Stipe/CRS

Honduras is the second poorest country in Central America with a per capita income of $1,980. Sixty-five percent of the country lives below the poverty line (World Bank, 2011). While most of its 8 million inhabitants have traditionally been subsistence farmers, urban centers, including the capital of Tegucigalpa and other major cities, are growing rapidly, thanks to an influx of job-seeking youth—who comprise more than 50% of the population. CRS Honduras is working to implement a diverse set of projects, from agricultural livelihoods to education, in an attempt to meet the needs of the country's most vulnerable populations.

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Stats

Population:8,448,465 (July 2013 est.)
Size:43,278 sq. mi; slightly larger than Tennessee
People Served:599,958

History

Since 1959, CRS Honduras has promoted holistic human development for the creation of a just and peaceful society at the service of vulnerable populations, especially those living in poverty. CRS Honduras focuses on the following sectors: agricultural livelihoods, climate change, education, health, peacebuilding, and water and sanitation. CRS also supports the prevention, mitigation and activities for disaster preparedness and relief-appropriate responses and reconstruction when necessary.

Partners

Caritas
Howard G. Buffett Foundation
United States Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service

Programs

Agriculture
Civil Society and Governance
Education
Microfinance
Peacebuilding
Safety Net
Water and Sanitation


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