About Honduras

Honduras:

Slightly bigger than Tennesseemap
Population of about 8 million

Education:

Six years of elementary schooling is required (but not enforced) by the government.
No Preschool or Kindergarten programs are in place for public education.
Less than half of all children who start elementary school actually complete the full six years of primary education
Only one third of students who enter secondary school graduate with a high school diploma.

Economy:

Honduras is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere.
85% of the population lives in poverty.
Unemployment rate is 27.8%.

Sources:

CIA – The World Fact book: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

Culture Grams: www.culturegrams.com