Chandala, San Juan de Flores

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

Overview

Chandala is located within the municipality of San Juan de Flores 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: San Juan de Flores

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.

N/A

Brigade Volunteers

N/A

Patient Consultations

N/A

Pap Smears Performed

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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: N/A
  • NEARBY COMMUNITIES: Cerro Bonito, Suyapa, La Labranza, Pacaya, El Bosque
  • BRIGADE SITE: Primary School

 

MEDICAL BRIGADES IN CHANDALA:

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.

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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 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: N/A
  • NEARBY COMMUNITIES: Cerro Bonito, Suyapa, La Labranza, Pacaya, El Bosque
  • BRIGADE SITE: Primary School

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

CHANDALA’S ENGINEERING CHALLENGE:

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Chandala but has not yet begun with the Engineering Program. Now in the planning phase, a reliable source of clean water will be identified as soon as feasible, followed by the design of a water solution sufficient to meet the community’s needs for the next 20 years with projected population growth.

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Brigade Volunteers

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Beneficiaries

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Kilometers of Pipeline Designed

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Average Community Volunteers

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

CHANDALA’S WATER CHALLENGE:

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Chandala but has not yet begun with the Water Program. Now in the planning phase, the Water Program will begin implementing a new water system or any necessary repairs to existing infrastructure following the Engineering Program’s evaluation and recommendations.

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Brigade Volunteers

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Project Beneficiaries

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Kilometers of Pipeline Installed

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Storage Tank Volume (gallons)

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

CHANDALA’S ECONOMIC  CHALLENGE:

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Chandala but has not yet begun with the Business Program. Now in the planning phase, the Business Program will conduct an evaluation of the existing community bank as soon as feasible, followed by market studies and investment in an anchor business to provide additional capital.

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Brigade Volunteers

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Loans Disbursed

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Savings Accounts Opened

N/A

Capital Invested

BUSINESS BRIGADES IN CHANDALA:

 

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

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.

233

Brigade Volunteers

21

Eco-Stoves Constructed

16

Latrines Constructed

5

Water Filters Delivered

PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES IN THE COMMUNITY:

 

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
Texas Tech University May 2017 38 Oklahoma State University May 2017 54
University of California San Diego June 2017 31 Dalhousie University April 2018 36
Rice University May 2018 29 University of Illinois Urbana Champaign May 2018 45

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