What does an education mean to a young Central American child?

  • Escaping the cycle of ignorance and poverty
  • Opening up new opportunities
  • Building skills that will last a lifetime

But many of these children are unable to attend school. One World Care is working to help them gain the education they need. To learn about how we help click here.

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One World Care is not a political or religious endeavor; our sole purpose is to use private funds to help those who are less fortunate.

19% of the population of El Salvador live on less than $1.25 per day.

There is no spot in Central America more than 125 miles (200 km) from the ocean.

The Panama Canal, built in 1904, is the only waterway to link the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

The Pan-American highway runs through every country in Central America except Belize.

The El Salvadoran language Pipil is endangered, with only 20 fluent speakers.

Guatemala's civil war in the late 20th century lasted 36 years.

Lake Nicaragua is home to the Lake Nicaragua Shark – the world's only freshwater shark.

Nicaragua, in the heart of Central America's volcano region, has forty volcanoes.

Belize has the lowest population density but the highest population growth rate in Central America.

More than half of Guatemala's citizens live beneath the country's poverty line.

Belize's Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary was the world's first jaguar preserve.

The airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, is ranked the second most dangerous airport in the world, due to mountains and a short runway.

The Belize Barrier Reef is the second largest barrier reef in the world.

The average age in Guatemala is 20 years old, the lowest in Central America.

Panama is the only country in the world where you can see the sun rise in the Pacific and set in the Atlantic.

Chocolate dating from 1100 BC has been found in Puerto Escondido, Honduras.

The Resplendent Quetzal, brilliantly colored green and red with a long tail, is the national bird of Guatemala.

Panama contains the second largest rainforest in the Western Hemisphere.

Honduras has 110 mammal species, of which half are bats.

In 1936 Richard Halliburton swam the entire length of the Panama Canal – and paid a toll of 36 cents to do so.

Costa Rica was the first Latin American country to abolish its standing military.