Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Los Algarrobos but has not yet begun with the Medical Brigades program. Now in the planning phase, mobile clinics and Community Health Workers’ training will start as soon as feasible.
Los Algarrobos is located in the biodiverse region of West Panama and celebrated its transition With Global Brigades in May of 2021. People in Los Algarrobos are primarily dedicated to agriculture and the sale of artisanal crafts. When Global Brigades visited the community to know more about their needs, the community members expressed that they needed to improve the community center, the latrine system, and the overall electricity access that the community had.
Community members in Los Algarrobos also have access to credit through an established and thriving community bank, which will support continued investment in local businesses and home improvement projects for families within the community. Global Brigades is working in Los Algarrobos and the community is on the wait-list for eventual Holistic Model implementation as part of Global Brigades’ strategic plan in Panama.
District: Comarca Ngabe-Bugle