Bañaderos

  • Overview
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Engineering
  • Water
  • Business
  • Public Health

Overview

Bañaderos is a community of about 57 houses in the mountains of the municipality of Cantarranas. People’s health in Bañaderos suffers from a lack of clean water, improved sanitation and hygiene infrastructure, healthcare, and education. Common cold, cough, and diarrheal disease are common. Few homes have concrete floors, properly functioning latrines, proper water storage, or efficient stoves with chimneys. There are no schools within Bañaderos, so children travel to nearby communities in order to study. Usually after 6th grade, children begin to work in agriculture to support their families. The closest health center is in El Junco & Joya, which is about 10 km away.

Municipality: Cantarranas
Department: Francisco Morazán

Homes : 57
Population : 300
Water System : No
Community Bank : No
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : No
Community Health Workers : Yes
% of Homes with Latrines : 0%
Education : Nearby Community
Distance from Lodging Facility : 1 hour 30 min

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

HEALTH CARE ACCESS:

Bañaderos does not have a health center in the community. The nearest health center is in El Junco & Joyas, which is a 1.5-hour walk. Dental care is not available in the community or at the health center. The most common illnesses seen in the community are diarrhea, common cold, and cough. Bañaderos community members attend medical and dental brigades in a nearby community, El Junco & Joyas.

*These statistics represent brigades in the community of El Junco & Joyas, where community members from Bañaderos attend Medical and Dental Brigades

207

Brigade Volunteers*

3644

Patient Consultations*

248

Pap Smears Performed*

95

Health Education Workshops*

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS:

Bañaderos has one Community Health Worker who was trained in El Junco & Joyas along with 11 other women. The Community Health Worker (CHW) Program in El Junco & Joyas began in 2010. El Junco & Joyas is a part of a larger area that includes Bañaderos and 4 other small communities. Therefore, these 12 Community Health Workers cover 6 different communities. During their training, CHWs learned about treatment and care for some chronic illnesses as well as other health topics like first aid, caring for pregnancies, and first response in emergency situations. With these skills, the CHWs can provide basic medical attention in the absence of the nurse in El Junco & Joyas’ community health center and help to relieve some of the patient load by teaching preventative health.

BRIGADE INFORMATION:

Members of Bañaderos attend medical and dental brigades in El Junco & Joyas. The brigades are held in the local school, which has 4 separate classrooms. Doctors spend an average of 10 minutes with each patient and we are able to provide 4-5 educational charlas a day. In addition to patients from Bañaderos and El Junco & Joyas, communities from eight other communities attend the brigade clinics.

  • AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 700
  • NEARBY COMMUNITIES: AGUA FRIA, EL ENCINAL, TENCHON, SUYATAL, MANZANAS, ESPERANZA, JUNCO, BARNES
  • BRIGADE SITE: SCHOOL

 

Dental

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

DENTAL CARE ACCESS:

Working closely with the medical program, the dental program provides fillings, extractions, and fluoride treatments as a standard part of medical brigades. Most community members do not have regular access to dental care due to the lack of a dentist within a reasonable distance.

*These statistics represent brigades in the community of El Junco & Joyas, where community members from Bañaderos attend Medical and Dental Brigades.

268

Patients Consultations*

406

Fluoride Treatments*

115

Fillings Performed*

56

Dental Education Workshops*

BRIGADE INFORMATION:

Members of Bañaderos attend medical and dental brigades in El Junco & Joyas. The brigades are held in the local school, which has 4 separate classrooms. Doctors spend an average of 10 minutes with each patient and we are able to provide 4-5 educational charlas a day. In addition to patients from Bañaderos and El Junco & Joyas, communities from eight other communities attend the brigade clinics.

  • AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 700
  • NEARBY COMMUNITIES: AGUA FRIA, EL ENCINAL, TENCHON, SUYATAL, MANZANAS, ESPERANZA, JUNCO, BARNES
  • BRIGADE SITE: SCHOOL

Engineering

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

BAÑADEROS’ ENGINEERING CHALLENGE:

Bañaderos partnered with a nearby community, Agua Fria, and Global Brigades in order to address their water shortage. Neither of the two communities has a centralized water system that provides access to the entire community. The main water sources in Agua Fria and Bañaderos are local streams, and the water is untreated. Community members usually load water jugs on their backs and heads and walk to and from the streams in order to gather enough water for the day. A few community members have private wells unavailable to the rest of the community, which has caused some resentment amongst community members. Agua Fria and Bañaderos are two organized communities with a town council but lack a properly trained Water Council.

*This statistic represents the entire water system, which serves both Agua Fria and Bañaderos.

NA

Brigade Volunteers

600

Beneficiaries*

21

Kilometers of Pipeline Designed

NA

Average Community Volunteers

BAÑADEROS’ ENGINEERING SOLUTION:

Global Brigade’s Engineering and Water teams plan to construct a new, full-scale gravity flow water system in Agua Fria and Bañaderos. It will be a three tank system consisting of a 10,000-gallon tank and two 5,000-gallon tanks. The water will be supplied by the water source in the mountains above at a rate of 40 gallons a minute. The conduction line will be installed from the water source which will carry the water to a nearby, lower elevation site where a 10,000-gallon tank will be constructed and equipped with a chlorinator, the two other tanks will be equipped with chlorinators as well. All 105 households will be connected to the project through a distribution network of piping stretching 21km. The new Water Council will be trained on water treatment, legislation, system maintenance, administration, and operation. A community Plumber will be identified and trained on the same topics. Upon completion, a monthly water fee will be established by the community that will be paid to the Water Council for water treatment and system maintenance costs and sustainability. A Basic Sanitation Committee consisting of community volunteers will be established and trained to help present educational workshops in the school to teach children about water and health related topics. Global Brigades is currently seeking funds and working on gaining support from the local municipal government to be able to break ground on this project.

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

BAÑADEROS’ WATER CHALLENGE:

Bañaderos partnered with a nearby community, Agua Fria, and Global Brigades in order to address their water shortage. Neither of the two communities has a centralized water system that provides access to the entire community. The main water sources in Agua Fria and Bañaderos are local streams, and the water is untreated. Community members usually load water jugs on their backs and heads and walk to and from the streams in order to gather enough water for the day. A few community members have private wells unavailable to the rest of the community, which has caused some resentment amongst community members. Agua Fria and Bañaderos are two organized communities with a town council but lack a properly trained Water Council.

*This statistic represents the entire water system, which serves both Agua Fria and Bañaderos.

NA

Brigade Volunteers

600

Project Beneficiaries*

NA

Kilometers of Pipeline Installed

20,000

Storage Tank Volume (gallons)

BAÑADEROS’ WATER SOLUTION:

Global Brigade’s Engineering and Water teams plan to construct a new, full-scale gravity flow water system in Agua Fria and Bañaderos. It will be a three tank system consisting of a 10,000-gallon tank and two 5,000-gallon tanks. The water will be supplied by the water source in the mountains above at a rate of 40 gallons a minute. The conduction line will be installed from the water source which will carry the water to a nearby, lower elevation site where a 10,000-gallon tank will be constructed and equipped with a chlorinator, the two other tanks will be equipped with chlorinators as well. All 105 households will be connected to the project through a distribution network of piping stretching 21km. The new Water Council will be trained on water treatment, legislation, system maintenance, administration, and operation. A community Plumber will be identified and trained on the same topics. Upon completion, a monthly water fee will be established by the community that will be paid to the Water Council for water treatment and system maintenance costs and sustainability. A Basic Sanitation Committee consisting of community volunteers will be established and trained to help present educational workshops in the school to teach children about water and health related topics. Global Brigades is currently seeking funds and working on gaining support from the local municipal government to be able to break ground on this project.

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Bañaderos but has not yet begun with the Business Brigades program. Now in the planning phase, a market study and the establishment of a community business will start as soon as feasible.

Community Bank : No
Community Bank Members : NA
Economic Activities : Agriculture, Coffee
Existing Microenterprises : Yes, Coffee Business

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Bañaderos but has not yet begun with the Public Health Brigades program. Now in the planning phase, the delivery and installation of household health products will start as soon as feasible.

% of Homes with Latrines : 0
% of Homes with Eco-stoves : 0
% of Homes with Water Filters : 0
Common House Materials : Adobe

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