Homies Unidos started in El Salvador in 1996 with innovated programs helping gang involved youth get a second chance. If programs like this would of had been continued to be funded, El Salvador would of been a different place then what it is now. Homies Unidos still has projects in El Salvador but many of its members have passed away from the violence.
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Honduras continues killing as a way to reduce violence which has back fired by becoming the worlds most dangerous country. They need to try a humane way to deal with the social problems that pushes youth into gangs.
Carolina Leyva speaks about her experience in Homies Unidos’ Youth Leadership Program