Honduras is known for being one of Latin America’s poorest countries. It has had a hard time diversifying its economy, but has succeeded in this a little by expanding its exports to cover things like apparel instead of just bananas and coffee. Even with this improvement, 45% of Hondurans live in poverty, women being more susceptible to extreme poverty. Poverty and violence are two reasons why foreign enterprises find it risky to invest in Honduras, which makes it even harder for marginalized groups to escape poverty. The country is prone to gang violence relating to narco-trafficking which has contributed to Honduras’ high homicide rates. Gang violence, the gender wage gap, and poor education all hinder the growth of the economy. Our borrowers in Honduras are resourceful and talented, and we are dedicated to supporting them as they work toward their dreams.