Cerro Bonito

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

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: San Juan de Flores

Department: Francisco Morazan

Homes : 122
Population : 300
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : No
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : No
Community Health Workers : Yes
% of Homes with Latrines : 6%
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.

1600

Brigade Volunteers

3754

Patient Consultations

72

Pap Smears Performed

17

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.

 

MEDICAL BRIGADES IN THE COMMUNITY:

 

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

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.

400

Patient Consultations

23

Flouride Treatments

65

Fillings Performed

32

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.

 

DENTAL BRIGADES IN THE COMMUNITY:

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

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, but has not yet begun with the Engineering Program. Now in the planning phase, the evaluation of the community’s existing water system and design of any necessary improvements will start as soon as feasible.

N/A

Brigade Volunteers

N/A

Beneficiaries

N/A

Kilometers of Pipeline Designed

N/A

Average Community Volunteers

ENGINEERING BRIGADES IN THE COMMUNITY:

 

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

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.

N/A

Brigade Volunteers

N/A

Project Beneficiaries

N/A

Kilometers of Pipeline Installed

N/A

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 is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Cerro Bonito but has not yet begun with the Business Program. Now in the planning phase, a community bank will be established as soon as feasible, followed by market studies and investment in an anchor business to provide additional capital.

N/A

Brigade Volunteers

N/A

Loans Disbursed

N/A

Savings Accounts Opened

N/A

Capital Invested

BUSINESS BRIGADES IN THE COMMUNITY:

 

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

57

Brigade Volunteers

10

Latrines Constructed

PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES IN THE COMMUNITY:

 

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

Local Reference Points

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