Honduras Children

About Honduras

Despite favorable conditions, Honduras does not grow enough food to support itself. Honduras struggles with high poverty rates and a high percentage of Central America's HIV/AIDS cases. Positive growth over the years has been overshadowed by natural disasters, falling international markets, uneven distribution of wealth, and degradation of the environment. Children in rural areas often suffer from malnutrition, iron deficiencies and low birth weight.

Facts About

More than 8 Million
live there

The average girl stays in
school only until she's 11

22 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday

A parent earns an average
of just $6 a day

Our Work

Early childhood development centers, run primarily by teachers and community volunteers, provide young children the opportunity to "learn by doing" in environments that are nurturing and fun. A highly nutritional daily snack is included for participating children. The education programs, in partnership with local communities and governments, have helped construct multiple schools and increased school attendance by promoting individual and community benefits of education.

Our Work in

Last Year, Save the Children...

protected 17,707
from harm

provided 11,930 children
with a healthy start in life

helped 1,489 families
feed their children

gave 22,280 children
vital nourishment

Sponsor A Child

Since 1985, Save the Children Honduras has worked with local communities and organizations to design Sponsorship programs for kids. Targeted to help children from early childhood to early adulthood, our programs work to make a healthy and safe environment where children can learn and grow. Our early childhood programs help prepare toddlers and young children for school by giving them access to quality preschools and early literacy programs, while our programs designed for primary school-aged kids work to transform students into lifelong learners by building strong curriculums and passionate teachers. We also provide health education and care to children in need through our school health programs to help children stay healthy, well-nourished and in school. Thanks to the generous support from our community of sponsors, these essential programs in Honduras continue to give children a healthy start and the opportunity to learn, protecting them from harm along the way.

Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2014 State of the World’s Mothers report. You can access detailed data here.

Other sources as follows: Population and Life Expectancy: CIA World Factbook 2014; Human Development Rank: United Nations Development Programe 2014; Underweight Children: World Health Organization Report 2014

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