Why It Matters

CAFE works with communities in Honduras and the United States to engage in the promotion of education and the prevention of youth delinquency.

It has taken many forms, from coffee sales, to book drives, to the development of community days. We believe that creating a strong foundation in the communities that support our cause can help spread our message.

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Education:

Six years of elementary schooling is required (but not enforced) by the government. Many children are forced to leave to work to support their families.

No Preschool or Kindergarten programs are in place for public education.
Less than half of all children who start elementary school actually complete the full six years of primary education
Only one third of students who enter secondary school graduate with a high school diploma.

Economy:

Honduras is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, and the second poorest country in Central America.

85% of the population lives in poverty.
Unemployment rate is 27.8%.

Size:

Population of 9 million

Its size in relation to the United States is slightly bigger than Tennessee

Sources:

CIA – The World Fact book: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

Culture Grams: www.culturegrams.com