60 million girls in San Francisco de Opalaca, Honduras
From Nicaragua, it was a short walk to Honduras where we funded a project in 2009 with our partner, ACCESO International, to aid Lenca girls to access education. The Lenca people living in the mountainous region of San Franciso de Opalaca are both impoverished and oppressed. Our 3-year project helped build a dormitory, provided bursaries and facilitated empowerment programs that would enable hundreds of young indigenous girls in the area to be educated beyond grade six.
Would you like to know more about Honduras?
¡Bienvenidos! (welcome in Spanish)
Did you know that?
- Honduras is one of the largest and poorest countries in Central America.
- San Francisco de Opalaca is a municipality in the department of Intibucá in Honduras with a population of less than 15,000 people indigenous people.
- Honduras faces several obstacles in girls’ education: gang violence, human trafficking, child labour and domestic violence.
- Adolescent girls in San Francisco de Opalaca are often forced to work at a young age, tasked with taking care of younger siblings, as well as marrying young and starting families of their own.
- In Honduras, educating girls allows them to escape a cycle of poverty, reduces infant and child mortality, promotes equality amongst boys and girls, and creates positive changes for future generations.
You wish to walk some more before leaving Honduras?
You will not be disappointed! Honduras has an excellent array of hiking routes. Most trails, especially the more remote sections, are very rarely visited, and therefore, your chances of seeing rare wildlife increase dramatically.
If you have 2 days, enjoy a great hike to Montaña de Celaque National Park. If you have more time, you can hike for 3 to 4 days to the highest summit in the Sierra de Agalta National Park, El Pico La Picucha.