Honduras

Elena & Maira are from a village in Honduras that was forced to relocate to make way for a goldmine

Elena Rosemary & Maira Lisette from Palos Ralos, which was relocated to make way for the Entre Mares goldmine.

While the richest 20 per cent of Hondurans receive nearly two-thirds of the national income, the poorest 20 per cent receive less than three per cent.

As in other Central American countries, many people depend for their survival on the money sent home by family members working abroad.

Those working in the US are now the country's largest source of income, yet the country is rich in resources such as gold which could be used to fund development. Instead, the government allows foreign mining companies to exploit the gold while giving relatively little back to the country or to local communities.

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