Pray for: Honduras

Flag for Honduras

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Latin America
Capital: Tegucigalpa
Population: 10,759,406
% Urban: 59 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 31.2 %
Official Language: Spanish
Languages: 13
Literacy Rate: 87 %
Life Expectancy: 70.1 yrs (161/236)
HDI Ranking: 137 / 189
% Christian: 96.6 %
% Evangelical: 23 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 96.6 %
People Groups: 22
Least Reached People Groups: 1
% Unevangelized: 1 %


Title: Honduras

Tier: 1

Type: country

The most basic problem for Honduras is deep poverty. Children form more than half the population, and most live in poverty. Many try to reach the USA to find family members there, but often end up suffering in prison in Mexico or Guatemala. Honduras has more pepenadores (garbage dump children) than any nation in the Americas. Violent gangs exploit vulnerable children as members and sex workers. Honduras has 60% of Central America’s AIDS cases. Organized crime and maras (gangs) link with drug cartels and hold power in society. Pray for moral courage for Hondurans to stop the spread of AIDS. Pray for righteousness, and for wise government that works equally for rich and poor.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.