Honduras Country Profile
Since independence, Honduras has since been plagued by unrest, internal rebellion and civil war. Today Honduras faces problems of extreme poverty, chronic unemployment and a serious crime wave fuelled by gangs known as "maras".
Honduras Facts & Figures
- Land area: 112,090 sq km
- Capital: Tegucigalpa
- Population: 7.3 million
- Infant Mortality: 25.82 / 1000
- Literacy: 76.1%
- Below poverty line: 53%
Casa Alianza Honduras
Thousands of children live on the streets in Honduras - many are attacked, have their rights violated or suffer extreme emotional distress.
Casa Alianza Honduras offers a range of services to street children from street outreach work to offering children the chance to escape the streets and move into one of our residential programmes.
When we first make contact with children on the street our goal is to establish a friendly relationship based upon respect.
A fundamental principal of Casa Alianza is that we never make judgements and build trust by offering friendship, advice and practical help.
We then build upon this to motivate children to start making their own decisions about their future. For those that want to escape the streets we offer them a way out by entering one of our programmes.
Our street outreach programme is of vital importance in helping children take the first steps away from the street. Our street educators then remain in touch with children once they do move into one of our programmes to help them through the transition.
The outreach team also monitors what happens to street kids. If they fall ill we offer medical attention. If their rights have been abused we offer legal support or inform families about what has happened.
Honduras Programmes in Depth
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