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 current projects in Honduras include:
Environmental education programs.
Educational infrastructure inrural communities.
Support to community ecotourism projects.
Currently, RJI is working or hopes to start operations soon in the next communities:
- Parque Nacional Jeanette Kawas