Honduras is a beautiful country with a rich history. Located in the heart of Central America, small sprawling mountains cover the landscape and coastlines on the Pacific and Atlantic oceans offering picturesque views in agriculture-rich Honduras.
The people of Honduras experience the effects of the poverty and undernourishment at staggering rates, and the best way to make an impact on malnutrition rates is to work in areas where those rates are high.
Strong democratic institutions and health support networks have been slow to develop over the past few decades due to ongoing conflict. Around 60% of the population lives in poverty and although the country is rich in agriculture, many of its farmers cannot afford the same food they are harvesting. This, in addition to limited access to drinking water, electricity, and education, puts the rural population in particular at a huge disadvantage. The outcome: over 23% of children under the age of 5 suffer from stunted growth and 7% are underweight.