Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Latin America and has one of the world's highest murder rates. More than half of the population lives in poverty and per capita income is one of the lowest in this area. Poverty rates are higher amongst rural and indigenous people and are dependent on educational development, but educational quality and access is currently at a very low level.
The Sisters of Mary programs operate two schools in Honduras; Tegucigalpa Girlstown and Amareteca Boystown. In Tegucigalpa the funds provided by our donors provide live-in high school education to girls previously living in the slums and on the rubbish dumps of the city and in Amarateca the new school provides places for 242 children.