The Dry Corridor is one of the poorest and most economically depressed areas of Honduras. 65% of households live below the poverty line and 48 per cent are extremely poor. They experience high rates of malnutrition and lack access to opportunities for socio-economic development sustainable and adequate public health and education services. Commercial agriculture for export is the main source of temporary employment for the rural poor, while the small number of temporary jobs in rural areas is the main source of income. Subsistence agriculture and family remittances constitute the largest complementary source of income.