Proyecto Mirador concentrates efforts on The Last Mile, remote rural areas farthest from help.
About 74% of Honduras’ poor, and 86% of the extremely poor, live in this Last Mile area, far from government or non-profit intervention.
To date we have concentrated our efforts in the mountainous Northwest coffee growing region of Honduras, 4 hours from the nearest industrial center, San Pedro Sula.
In April, 2005, the International Food Policy Institute & FAO reported, “Poverty is widespread and deep in rural Honduras particularly in hillside areas where most households have limited assets on which to base their livelihood strategies.” This rural population ekes out an existence by subsistence farming and work picking coffee during the December to February harvest season.
Rural population densities are high (~100 people per km2). There are numerous small-scale farms and a fairly high number of officially landless tenant farmers.