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Honduras

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Sponsors have helped Honduran children since 1974, when Compassion teamed up with churches in Honduras to fight poverty.

Where in the World?

Central America

Favorite ...

sports: soccer, basketball, rugby

foods: coconut milk, fish, carne asada, tamales

celebrations: Independence Day, Children’s Day (Sept. 10), Christmas Eve, Carnival (a weeklong party)

Claim to Fame

home to the largest wilderness area in Central America (the Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve)

Wild Residents

ocelots, pumas, Central American otters, boa constrictors

Poverty Pitfalls

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Public schools are crowded and don’t have enough skilled teachers. Tutors teach sponsored children lessons they might not learn in public schools.
Gangs, crime and violence are common. Sponsored kids learn about Jesus and His teachings about loving one another.
People can’t find jobs that pay enough to meet their basic needs. They also learn skills that can help them get better-paying jobs as adults.

Kinkajou!

Fun Facts

a little larger than Tennessee

money: lempira

was home to many ancient Maya people

On Children’s Day (Sept. 10), kids whose families have enough money receive presents and celebrate at parties.

A huge coral reef lives in the ocean off the Bay Islands of Honduras.

The most popular style of music is called Punta.

The scarlet macaw is the national bird.

Stat Snapshot

Stats

Honduras 🇭🇳 United States 🇺🇸

Population

9,038,741 326,625, 791

People Living in Poverty

29.6% 15.1%

Languages

Spanish, Amerindian languages

English 79%, Spanish 13%, Indo-European 3.7%, Asian and Pacific Island 3.4%, other 1%

Religions

Roman Catholic 46%, Protestant 41%, none 9%, other 2%, atheist 1%

Protestant 46.5%, unaffiliated 22.8%, Roman Catholic 20.8%, Jewish 1.9%, Mormon 1.6%, other Christian 0.9%, Muslim 0.9%, Jehovah’s Witness 0.8%, Buddhist 0.7%, Hindu 0.7%, other/unspecified 2.4%

Typical Family Income

$5,500 per year $59,500 per year

MAIN SOURCE: World Factbook, 2018

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