Honduras Today

Life in one of the poorest, most vulnerable countries in the world

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 the region.
(CIA World Factbook)

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Poverty

60% of households are subject to extreme poverty of incomes of less than $3.80 per day.

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Economic Mobility

Honduras is a difficult place to establish businesses and jobs as proven by a World Bank report that ranks the country 115th out of 190 countries on the ease of doing business.

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Employment

Un- and under-employment rates throughout Honduras are high at about 40% (2015 estimate, World Bank).

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Broken families, absentee fathers, high crime rate, gangs, drug traffic, unemployment, and emigration.

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According to Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, Honduras is ranked 135 out of 180 countries, with a corruption score of 29 (where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean).

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The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime labeled Honduras the Murder Capital of the World with 82 homicides for every 100,000 inhabitants.

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Can these problems be resolved?

The solution lies in the foundation.

The right foundation is right thinking, and right thinking is based on serving others instead of their own selfish desires. The plan of Professionals to the World is to establish the correct foundation in Honduras by doing four things:

Results of our organization

 

Trips by Professionals from North America

Since 2006, professionals have spoken to more than 16,000 students and professors.

These professionals bring expertise from several different industries.


PTTW books written for Honduras

  • Values and Principles That Can Change the World (for universities and high schools)

  • Principles That Make You Strong (for use in grade schools)

  • Meant For Greatness (for Christians and Churches)


Other Social Projects

  • University students teach Values and Principles in two grades schools in Comayagua every Friday

  • Students have visited homes for the blind, children’s hospitals, cancer wards, and more