76% of the population live in poverty, and 27% in extreme poverty, according to UN criteria.
Natural disasters can wipe away homes, crops and years of hard work, in a few hours. Examples are the earthquake of 1991, Hurricane Mitch (1998), Tropical Storms STAN (2005) and AGATHA (2010).
The way out of poverty is through education and a lot of hard work.
Most students aim to get qualified, get a proper job and so help their families..