Help Save Children in Honduras
Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Latin America and has one of the world’s highest murder rates. In fact, 33 children out of 100,000 are victims of extreme violence – resulting in death. In 2016 we reached 5,280 children with our health and nutrition programs, and we’re committed to creating a culture of non-violence within schools, homes and communities. But the need continues and children are counting on you.
Innocent children have been forced to flee their homes due to violence, gangs and crushing poverty in Latin America. After a dangerous journey, thousands of children seeking asylum have been heartbreakingly separated from their mothers and fathers when they reach the U.S. border.
How Save the Children is Helping
Our teams in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico are providing education, protection and peace-building programs. What’s more, we’re empowering vulnerable families and communities to build resilience, improve food security and so much more to ensure that no child goes hungry.
Here in the U.S., we’re working to help protect children, uphold their rights and meet their critical immediate needs in collaboration with trusted agencies. Together, we can keep children safe and well-cared for until they can be reunited with loved ones.
The Challenge for Children in Honduras
Struggling with poverty, violence and a high percentage of HIV and AIDS cases, Honduran children need your help.*
- 89% of girls 15 and older are literate
- 28% of school-age children are out of school
- 19 out of 1000 children die before their 5th birthday
- 14% of children are engaged in child labor
- 30% of people live in poverty
Our Work for Children in Honduras
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. Hungry children also get highly nutritious snacks every day. The education programs supported by people like you, in partnership with local communities and governments, have helped construct multiple schools and increased school attendance by promoting individual and community benefits of education.
- Protected 40,531 children from harm
- Supported 1,263 children in times of crisis
- Provided 43,111 children with a healthy start in life
- Supported 1,422 parents to provide for their children’s basic needs
- Gave 5,806 children vital nourishment
How to Help Children in Honduras
Support Save the Children’s mission. Donate to help children in Honduras, and around the world, survive and thrive.
Sponsor a Child
Be the hero in the life of a child in need. Sponsor a child in need and help them grow up healthy, educated and safe.
Sources: * Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2018 End of Childhood Report. You can access detailed data here. Other sources as follows: Population: CIA World Factbook 2015; The World Bank, 2016; Unesco Institute for Statistics (UIS)
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