Cerro Bonito, Cantarranas

Overview

Cerro Bonito is located in central Honduras, and is about 9 kilometers from Cantarranas, where community members have access to the health center. People in Cerro Bonito are primarily dedicated to agriculture and day labor.  Global Brigades is currently working with Medical and Dental Brigades in Cerro Bonito, and implementation of other programs as part of Global Brigades’ strategic plan in Honduras has just begun.

Municipality: Cantarranas

Department: Francisco Morazan

Homes : 122
Population : 300
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : Yes
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : No
Community Health Workers : Yes
% of Homes with Latrines : 85%
Education : Up to 9th Grade
Distance from Lodging Facility : 40 km

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

HEALTH CARE ACCESS:

Cerro Bonito does not have its own health center, but travels to the nearby community, Cantarranas, in order to get health care. There, the health center is a CESAMO, a larger scale health center where doctors and occasionally dentists are on staff. The most common illnesses are diabetes, arterial hypertension, and respiratory infections.

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Volunteers

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Patient Consultations

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Vision Screenings Provided

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Health Education Workshops

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS:

The community of Cerro Bonito has Community Health Workers that were trained by another organziation.  The Global Brigades Honduras team is working diligently to train volunteers as CHWs in our partner communities as part its Holistic Model. Cerro Bonito will receive training as soon as possible to further support the health of its community members.

BRIGADE INFORMATION:

Medical Brigades have not yet begun in Cerro Bonito, but members of this partner community are able to attend Medical Brigades in nearby communities.

 

Dental

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

DENTAL CARE ACCESS:

In 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 dentist within a reasonable distance.

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Patient Consultations

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Flouride Treatments

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Fillings Performed

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Dental Education Workshops

BRIGADE INFORMATION:

Medical Brigades have not yet begun in Cerro Bonito, but members of this partner community are able to attend Medical Brigades in nearby communities.

 

Engineering

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

CERRO BONITO’S ENGINEERING CHALLENGE:

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Cerro Bonito, and has completed the Engineering Program in the community. The results of the engineering assessment will be used to create a water system, which will provide a reliable source of clean water to Cerro Bonito. The gravity system was designed as a water solution sufficient to meet the community’s needs for the next 20 years with projected population growth.

18

Volunteers

367

Beneficiaries

2

Kilometers of Pipeline Designed

8

Average Community Volunteers

VOLUNTEERS IN CERRO BONITO:

 

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
University of Arizona Engineering Brigade& Pennsylvania State University Engineering Brigade March 2019 18

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

CERRO BONITO’S WATER CHALLENGE:

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Cerro Bonito, but has not yet begun with the Water Program. Now in the planning phase, the implementation of any improvements to the community’s existing water system will follow the Engineering Program’s assessment and start as soon as feasible.

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Volunteers

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Project Beneficiaries

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Kilometers of Pipeline Installed

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Storage Tank Volume (gallons)

WATER BRIGADES IN THE COMMUNITY:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

CERRO BONITO’S ECONOMIC  CHALLENGE:

Global Brigades worked with community members of Cerro Bonito to establish a community bank within the community. This community bank has 13 members and is currently awaiting matching capitalization. The bank members are receiving follow-up training on skills they identify alongside Global Brigades.

13

Brigade Volunteers

8

Loans Disbursed

13

Savings Accounts Opened

1076

Capital Invested

BUSINESS BRIGADES IN THE COMMUNITY:

 

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee February 2019 13 N/A N/A N/A

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

CERRO BONITO’S PUBLIC HEALTH  CHALLENGE:

Many community members in Cerro Bonito lack the resources to make improvements to their household infrastructure. The majority of homes in Cerro Bonito are made of adobe. There are approximately 122 homes in Cerro Bonito, with approximately 300 people living in the community. Hygiene stations, which include showers and water storage units, are necessary to facilitate handwashing, allow water storage for hygienic processes, and offer privacy while bathing. Additionally, eco-stoves evacuate smoke from the living space and decrease the risk of respiratory illnesses, and latrines improve hygiene practices and prevent contamination of natural water sources caused by open defecation. By partnering with Global Brigades’ Public Health Program, Cerro Bonito‘s inhabitants are hoping to avoid preventable diseases and adopt proper hygiene and sanitation practices.

290

Volunteers

65

Sanitation Units Installed

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People Benefitted with PH Infrastructure

10

Public Health Educational Workshops

VOLUNTEERS IN CERRO BONITO:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
University of San Diego Medical Brigade & University of California Riverside Medical Brigade June 2018 51 Arizona State University Public Health Brigade July 2018 6
Texas A&M University Medical Brigade July 2018 38 University of Birmingham Medical Brigade & Memorial University of Newfoundland Medical Brigade Augsut 2018 45
Southeast Missouri State University Medical Brigade & San Jose State University Medical Brigade August 2018 28 Wayne State University Medical Brigade August 2018 27
University of the Pacific (Rho Pi Phi) Medical Brigade & California State University Los Angeles Medical Brigade August 2018 20 Imperial College London Water Brigade September 2018 7
DePaul University Public Health Brigade November 2018 17 Rice University Public Health Brigade December 2018 14
University of Southern California Medical Brigade December 2018 24 Mount Allison University Public Health Brigade February 2019 13

Local Reference Points

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