Project 541 began in the La Moskitia region of Honduras. La Moskitia, Honduras is in the Gracias a Dios Department of Honduras, located in the heart of Central America. Completely isolated by jungle, La Moskitia is only accessible by boat or small airplane. Due to this isolation, the region experiences a severe lack of resources and information, and has some of the highest poverty and crime rates in Central America.
Why Are We Here?
The Miskito Indians inhabit beautiful La Moskitia, along with several other indigenous tribes. Due to cultural traditions and lack of resources, children are rarely educated past 6th grade. We believe that a generation of educated and empowered children, given the right tools, can change the social and economic landscape of La Moskitia and Honduras.
Where Are We Now?
We also provide for their educational and medical needs. In March 2019, we made the decision to move to the capital city of Tegucigalpa for the increased access to educational opportunities and medical care. The average years of education in Honduras is currently 4 years. We are proud to count two graduates of 9th grade and all on-grade level residents.
Tegucigalpa serves as the capital for the Republic of Honduras. Honduras is the 2nd largest Central American country but is also the 6th poorest. The average gross domestic product (GDP) per person is $5,500 USD. More than half of the population of Honduras lives in poverty. (worldscapitalcities.com)