Kids in Honduras live in the second-largest country in Central America. Their country is beautiful, full of high mountain ranges, beaches along the Caribbean Sea and ruins from ancient civilizations.
But Honduras is also the most violent country in the world and the second-poorest in Central America. Gang- and drug-related crime, and the government’s struggle to deal with it, constantly disrupt life, especially for children. And the inequality between rich and poor is among the worst of any country in Central America.
More than half of the kids in rural Honduras live in extreme poverty, without clean water to drink, access to medical care or the chance to finish school. Their childhoods are haunted by hunger and violence.