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Honduras has a rich and distinctive culture from the long mix of elements from Spain and the native Maya people. Its diverse history and the natural beauty of the land have created a destination rich in interesting and scenic sites. Honduras is the second biggest country in Central America and its population exceeds 8 million habitants.

Similarly to other countries in Central America, Honduras has experienced much political, economic, social, and cultural strife through its history. With a rich Mayan and other indigenous heritage, the people have struggled with oppressive leaders who have had external interests in mind instead of their own people.

Most important contemporary development challenges in Honduras include accentuated poverty in rural communities, poor health and nutrition, gender inequality and poor public infrastructure.

Our work:
Reto Juvenil has been present in Honduras implementing volunteering programs focused mainly in environmental conservation, education and community infrastructure in order to achieve more sustainable communities. Together with the RJI staff, volunteers have contributed with their time and skills to improve the social and economic welfare of the area.

Our current projects in Honduras include:

  • Environmental education programs.
  • Educational infrastructure inrural communities.
  • Support to community ecotourism projects.
Our communities:
During our trajectory in Honduras, RJI has brought assistance to communities of the country to improve their education conditions, raise environmental conservation awareness and create better living conditions. To avoid dependency we normally work for periods of 3 to 5 years in a community, and after it is empowered enough to continue developing by itself, we continue our assistance to another community.

Currently, RJI is working or hopes to start operations soon in the next communities:

  • Tela
  • Parque Nacional Jeanette Kawas