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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|Population:||8,448,465 (July 2013 est.)|
|Size:||43,278 sq. mi; slightly larger than Tennessee|
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.
Howard G. Buffett Foundation
United States Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service
Civil Society and Governance
Water and Sanitation