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 of the world. Poverty rates are highest 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 children’s programmes operate two schools in Honduras, Tegucigalpa (Girls) and Amareteca (Boys). In Tegucigalpa the funds provided by our donors help provide live-in high school education to 707 girls previously living in poverty in the slums and on the rubbish dumps of the city and in Amarateca the new school for boys provides places for 242 children.