Copan Ruins, Honduras - Republic of
FOR FEATURE STORY HONDURAS CHILDREN.
A former homeless boy peers from his dormitory as the doors are unlocked in
the morning at the '21 de Octubre' boy's shelter in Tegucigalpa, Honduras,
October 17, 2003. The shelter is home to 37 boys between the ages of 12 and
18, most of whom were either living in the street or being exploited by
family members, forced to work or beg for money. A program, started by
Honduras' first lady Aguas Ocanas de Maduro, is making an impact on the
homeless and exploited children in the country, but raises questions about
how far a government should go in an attempt to solve social problems.
PP03110093 REUTERS/Daniel LeClair FOR FEATURE STORY HONDURAS CHILDREN