Honduras is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and the poorest in Central America. The economy is growing, but slowly. 50% of the population are below the poverty line and average wages are very low.

Opportunities for paid employment are consequently not easy to find. There are a growing number of language schools and looking for a job teaching English is probably the best option. Alternatively, if getting rich is not your motivation, there are a wealth of volunteer organisations operating in Honduras (the country has more Peace Corp than any other Latin American country). Many of these began work in the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch. Part of the deal may be the chance to take Spanish classes while you are there.