Honduras is the knee of Central America, bordered to the south by Nicaragua and El Salvador, and to the west by Guatemala. In the rural regions, nearly 63% of the population is considered extremely poor, living on less than a dollar a day.
The water service quality in Honduras is considerably lower compared to other countries in Latin America.
Contaminated water often leads to severe cases diarrhea; thus, diarrhea remains the second leading cause of death globally among children under the age of five. Nearly one in five child deaths – about 1.5 million each year – is due to diarrhea. It kills more young children than AIDS, malaria and measles combined.
Poor access to water jeopardizes a country’s ability to develop. Many women and children in rural areas of Honduras spend up to six hours each day finding water and carrying it home. That time robs children of opportunities for education and women of time for family and societal betterment.