Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Cerro Cruz but has not yet begun with the Medical Brigades program. Now in the planning phase, mobile clinics will start as soon as feasible.
Cerro Cruz is located in the Province of Comarca Ngabe-Bugle and Global Brigades began working with community members in April 2021. Community members 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. People in Cerro Cruz are primarily dedicated to agriculture, artisan labour, animal raising, and trading and when Global Brigades visited the community, their members expressed that the top three needs were: improving the road condition, improving the water system, and public health services. Global Brigades is currently working with Business brigades in Cerro Cruz and the community is on the wait list for eventual Holistic Model implementation as part of Global Brigades’ strategic plan in Panama.