Honduras is a low middle-income country in Central America with a population of 9 million. The country has a long history of poverty, crime, and corruption, making it one of the most under developed and unstable countries in Central America. As of 2016, more than 66% of the population lived in poverty and the country faces the highest level of economic inequality in Latin America. Furthermore, gang violence and drug wars have made Honduras one of the most dangerous countries in the world.
Talanga, Honduras, where The Solidarity Project (TSP) initiated our work, is a town of about 40,000 in the department of Francisco Morazan, located roughly an hour from the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa. An agricultural town reliant on corn and sugar cane, Talanga continues to economically struggle.
As we continue to hear about the migration of children and families from Honduras to the U.S., TSP’s work remains crucial in supporting local leaders to improve their communities.
Learn more about Honduras and why over 15,000 unaccompanied children have fled the country here.