Chandala, Cantarranas

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

Overview

Chandala is located within the municipality of Cantarranas in the department of Francisco Morazan in central Honduras. The typical house is made of adobe. Children in the community have access to primary school. Most of the community members work in Agriculture. The top needs expressed by Chandala‘s inhabitants during their initial communications with Global Brigades are access to health, improvement to water system, and assistance with the community bank.

Municipality: Cantarranas

Department: Francisco Morazan

Homes : 350
Population : 1750
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : Yes
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : No
Community Health Workers : No
% of Homes with Latrines : 50%
Education : Primary School
Distance from Lodging Facility : 44 km

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

HEALTH CARE ACCESS:

Chandala does not have its own health center, but travels to the nearby community, Cantarranas, in order to get health care. The facility is 8 km away. The most common illnesses are respiratory illness, diarrhea, arterial hypertension, and diabetes.

36

Brigade Volunteers

434

Patient Consultations

21

Pap Smears Performed

14

Health Education Workshops

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS:

The community of Chandala does not yet have Community Health Workers.  The Global Brigades Honduras team is working diligently to train volunteers as CHWs in our partner communities as part its Holistic Model. Chandala will receive training as soon as possible to further support the health of its community members.

BRIGADE INFORMATION:

Medical Brigades use the Primary School as their brigade site. The school has 6 rooms, where the various medical stations are conducted. Doctors spend an average of 10 minutes with each patient and we are able to provide 4-5 educational charlas a day. 

  • AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 434
  • NEARBY COMMUNITIES: Cerro Bonito, Suyapa, La Labranza, Pacaya, El Bosque
  • BRIGADE SITE: Primary School

 

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN CHANDALA:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
CEGEP Marianopolis College + CEGEP Champlain St. Lawrence June 2018 36

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.

50

Patient Consultations

27

Fillings Performed

8

Dental Education Workshops

BRIGADE INFORMATION:

Medical brigades use the Primary School as their brigade site. The school has  6 rooms, where the various medical stations are conducted. Doctors spend an average of 10 minutes with each patient and we are able to provide 4-5 educational charlas a day. 

  • AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 434
  • NEARBY COMMUNITIES: Cerro Bonito, Suyapa, La Labranza, Pacaya, El Bosque
  • BRIGADE SITE: Primary School

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN CHANDALA:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
CEGEP Marianopolis College + CEGEP Champlain St. Lawrence June 2018 36

Engineering

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

CHANDALA’S ENGINEERING CHALLENGE:

Chandala has a gravity and mixed (surface water with pump) water system that was constructed in 1982. The water council was recently re-elected in the community, and there is a lot of interest to improve the water system, making it a good partnership for Global Brigades and Chandala.

Since the water system was created, major changes had not been made to the system. The water system’s dam is in good condition as is the conduction line and distribution network. However, the storage tank is in poor condition.

20

Brigade Volunteers

800

Beneficiaries

8.6

Kilometers of Pipeline Designed

16

Average Community Volunteers

CHANDALA’S ENGINEERING SOLUTION:

The optimal solution to improve the system in this community would be to construct a water storage tank of 20,000 gallons in a new site of the community to improve the distribution of water and have equal distribution of the water 24 hours a day, 7 days a week year round. A 5,000 cistern will be constructed that will serve as a storage process from the water source to transfer the water to the two tanks, both the original and new tanks.

The distribution network should also be improved with adequate pipe that achieve optimal pressure so that water reaches all households without the need to sectorize. These updates as planned will support the water system lasting at least another 15 years without additional major updates.

Water System : Yes
Type of System : Gravity & Mixed (Surface Water with Pump)
Homes with Access to Water : 100
Water Council : Yes

ENGINEERING BRIGADES IN CHANDALA

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
University of Puerto Rico January 2019 20

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

CHANDALA’S WATER CHALLENGE:

Chandala has a gravity and mixed (surface water with pump) water system that was constructed in 1982. The water council was recently re-elected in the community, and there is a lot of interest to improve the water system, making it a good partnership for Global Brigades and Chandala.

Since the water system was created, major changes had not been made to the system. The water system’s dam is in good condition as is the conduction line and distribution network. However, the storage tank is in poor condition.

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Brigade Volunteers

N/A

Project Beneficiaries

N/A

Kilometers of Pipeline Installed

N/A

Storage Tank Volume (gallons)

CHANDALA’S WATER SOLUTION:

The optimal solution to improve the system in this community would be to construct a water storage tank of 20,000 gallons in a new site of the community to improve the distribution of water and have equal distribution of the water 24 hours a day, 7 days a week year round. A 5,000 cistern will be constructed that will serve as a storage process from the water source to transfer the water to the two tanks, both the original and new tanks.

The distribution network should also be improved with adequate pipe that achieve optimal pressure so that water reaches all households without the need to sectorize. These updates as planned will support the water system lasting at least another 15 years without additional major updates.

Water System : Yes
Type of System : Gravity & Mixed (Surface Water with Pump)
Homes with Access to Water : 100
Water Council : Yes

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

CHANDALA’S ECONOMIC  CHALLENGE:

Chandala’s primary occupations in the community are based on agriculture within the community. These jobs are typically seasonal from December – May, which can create challenges. A cooperative was established in Chandala in 2011, but additional support to form a community bank was needed in the community. There are small businesses in the community, but they don’t have capital seed.

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Brigade Volunteers

N/A

Loans Disbursed

N/A

Savings Accounts Opened

N/A

Capital Invested

CHANDALA’S ECONOMIC  SOLUTION:

Global Brigades began working with the community bank in Chandala in January of 2018. Global Brigades is working with local partners and the Honduran govenment to create a plan to provide capital seed for businesses within the community. 

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

CHANDALA’S PUBLIC HEALTH  CHALLENGE:

Many community members in Chandala lack the resources to make improvements to their household infrastructure. The majority of homes in Chandala are made of adobe. There are approximately 350 homes in Chandala, with an average of 5 people living in each. 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, Chandala‘s inhabitants are hoping to avoid preventable diseases and adopt proper hygiene and sanitation practices.

1587

Brigade Volunteers

91

Eco-Stoves Constructed

133

Latrines Constructed

113

Water Filters Delivered

PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES IN THE COMMUNITY:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
 Dalhousie University* April 2018 36 Rice University* May 2018 29
Florida Atlantic University* May 2018 30 University of Illinois Urbana Champaign* May 2018 45
Mississippi State University* May 2018 19 University of Oklahoma* May 2018 43
Northern Arizona University* & Miami University of Ohio May 2018 30 Oklahoma State University* & University of Oklahoma* May 2018 36
Illinois Wesleyan University* June 2018 30 San Francisco State University** June 2018 7
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine* & San Francisco State Univeristy* June 2018 51 CEGEP Marianapolis* & CEGEP Champlain St. Lawrence* June 2018 36
University of Washington June 2018 21 University of California San Diego June 2018 18
University of Edinburgh* & Oregon State University* June 2018 23 Oregon Health and Sciences University June 2018 11
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill January 2019 14 Virginia Commonwealth University* January 2019 22
University of Missouri & St. Louis University January 2019 19 University of Wisconsin – Madison* January 2019 19
Appalachian State University* & University of Arizona* & Stetson University* March 2019 36 West Virginia University March 2019 13
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill* & Seton Hall* March 2019 32 University of Notre Dame & Duke University March 2019 14

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