El Limoncillo – Global Brigades

El Limoncillo

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

Overview

El Limoncillo is located within the municipality of Potrerillos in the department of El Paraíso in central Honduras. The typical house is made of adobe, with a roof made of zinc/aluminum sheets. Children in the community have access to primary school, or up to sixth grade. The current water system in the community requires improvements to its infrastructure and storage tanks to prevent contamination from communities at higher elevations. Additionally, the distribution network requires expansion to meet demand. Most of the community members work in agriculture, especially in the production of corn and beans for local consumption. Community members have access to a community bank named El Milagro that has existed for more than fifteen years. The top needs expressed by El Limoncillo’s inhabitants during their initial communications with Global Brigades include improvements to the water system, access to health care, and in-home public health infrastructure.

Municipality: Potrerillos
Department: El Paraíso

Homes : 64
Population : 300
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : Yes
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : No
Community Health Workers : Yes
Homes with Latrines : 89%
Education : Up to 6th Grade
Distance from Lodging Facility : 43 km

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in El Limoncillo but has not yet begun with the Medical Program. Now in the planning phase, the community will soon be evaluated as a candidate for Medical/Dental Brigades and the Community Health Worker (CHW) program.

Health Center : No
Community Health Workers : Yes
Nearest Health Center : CESAMO Potrerillos
Distance to Nearest Health Center : 5 km

Dental

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in El Limoncillo but has not yet begun with the Dental Program. Now in the planning phase, the community will soon be evaluated as a candidate for Medical/Dental Brigades and the Community Health Worker (CHW) program.

Health Center : No
Community Health Workers : Yes
Nearest Health Center : CESAMO Potrerillos
Distance to Nearest Health Center : 5 km

Engineering

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in El Limoncillo 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.

Water System : Yes
Type of System : Gravity
Homes with Access to Water : N/A
Water Council : Yes

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in El Limoncillo 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.

Water System : Yes
Type of System : Gravity
Homes with Access to Water : N/A
Water Council : Yes

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in El Limoncillo 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.

Community Bank : Yes
Community Bank Members : 13
Economic Activities : Agriculture
Existing Microenterprises : N/A

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in El Limoncillo but has not yet begun with the Public Health Program. Now in the planning phase, the financing, delivery, and installation of household health infrastructure products will start as soon as feasible.

Homes with Latrines : 89%
Homes with Eco-Stoves : 6%
Homes with Water FIlters : N/A
Common House Materials : Adobe

Local Reference Points

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