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The population of Honduras is almost 7,000,000 people.
- Honduras registered a recent Gross National Product (the total market value of goods and services produced by a nation in a year) of $980 per person compared to $36,924 per person in the US.
- Honduras is the second or third poorest country in the Western Hemisphere after Haiti; it competes with Nicaragua for the second slot.
- 80% of the population earns less than $800 year, $60 a month, $15 a week; 24% earn less than a dollar a day.
- The lowest 40% of the population earns 9% of the nation’s income, the highest 20% earns 59% of the nations income.
- Life expectancy in Honduras is 10 years less than in the United States.
- The mortality rate for Honduran infants is 32 per 1000 live births, while for US infants it is 7 per 1000.
- Honduras represents 17% of the populations of Central America, yet has 60% of the total HIV cases for the region; 1.8% of the population is infected.
- Approximately 40% of the Honduran population is under 15 years of age, while those over 65 account for only about 3% of the population.
- The average Honduran child usually only completes primary school, while the average American goes on to college.
- About 25% of adults in Honduras are illiterate.
- Many Hondurans still live in single room homes with dirt floors and no electricity or indoor plumbing.
- Hondurans average 2.2 persons per room in their homes, while Americans average 2 rooms per person
Franciscan Friars of the Renewal
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