Join us as we meet former gang member, Dimitri. We gain an understanding into the everyday realities faced by communities caught living in the cross fire of gang-run areas face. And the ways World Vision are providing learning alternatives for children to build a future.
of the population lives in extreme poverty
Honduras has a long history of political upheaval and organised crime. San Pedro Sula, the second largest city of Honduras, has the most murders per capita of any cities in the world. It is highly dangerous making it a perfect location for one of our three feature pilot programs. In our San Pedro Sula project we are creating safe spaces for children and teenagers. Our programs provide opportunities for learning, both educational and vocational training. We also ensure children participate in classes that ensure they know their worth and rights.
Gang violence, drug wars, and child labor are commonplace in many neighbourhoods
Honduras is the poorest country in Latin America
Millions of Hondurans have fled the country in the past few years; in fact, the so-called Central American 'migrant caravan' is widely considered to begin in San Pedro Sula. Many of those fleeing are women and children who fear rape, kidnapping and murder, and therefore they rather embark on a long and perilous journey.