Rural poverty and the need for sustainable development in Honduras

In the region of Honduras, in Latin America, almost 53 percent of the populace lives in rural areas and among them around 75 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. The populace is deprived of the basic needs and the population is growing almost rapidly. A large numbers of social and economic factors such as high infant mortality rate, child malnutrition and illiteracy has put Honduras in a vulnerable position next to Haiti.

In the region of Honduras, in Latin America, almost 53 percent of the populace lives in rural areas and among them around 75 percent of the population lives below the poverty line.

The population of Honduras mainly depends on agriculture for their livelihood. The people are now able to successfully deal with their resources meanwhile devising ways for microcredit schemes and in the process reaping benefits. The grass-root level farmers are also gaining as producers are helping these farmers with their knowledge of training and technology. The women folks are venturing out of their home to search for employment in agricultural sector. It is only when women will take greater participation in the economy, rural sector can be urbanized. Gender impartiality is also maintained only if women folk also take part in the economic development.

The families who live in rural areas needs to come out from their comfort zone and should talk freely about their needs only then the process of development will be rapid. The natural resources should also be effectively used only then rural families can also sustain their livelihood. If the natural resources are used efficiently the local people can sustain on them for longer days to come without having to starve. The use of natural resources also helps in development process. Training can also be provided to the rural poor whereby local supplies should be made cheaper and should be within easy reach of the populace.

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