In Honduras, unemployment, gang violence and child abandonment contribute to a challenging landscape where malnutrition is widespread.
In Honduras over half the population lives beneath the poverty line. Major diseases that affect Hondurans include malaria, typhoid, influenza, tuberculosis and pneumonia. Honduras has also now been categorized as the Central American country with the highest number of HIV/AIDS infections. The economy relies heavily on a narrow range of exports, notably bananas and coffee, making it vulnerable to natural disasters and shifts in commodity prices.