El Rosario

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

Overview

El Rosario is a medium-sized agricultural community located in the municipality of Talanga in the department of Francisco Morazán in central Honduras. Corn and beans are the primary crops cultivated in El Rosario. Some community members work in the lumber industry cutting wood. The community has a kindergarten with one teacher overseeing about 13 students and a primary school with 2 teachers covering about 45 students. There is a health center in the nearest municipality, about 15 kilometers away, where residents also have to travel to get to local markets and access to high school education. 

Municipality: Talanga
Department: Francisco Morazán

Homes : 121
Population : 538
Water System : No
Community Bank : Yes
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : No
Community Health Workers : Yes
% of Homes with Latrines : 53%
Education : Up to 6th Grade
Distance from Lodging Facility : 50 km

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

HEALTH CARE ACCESS:

The community members of El Rosario do not have access to their own health center, so they travel nearly one hour on foot to get health care in the nearby community of Talanga. In Talanga, the health center is called a CESAMO which is a larger scale health center where doctors and occasionally dentists are on staff. The most common illnesses are the flu, cough, diarrhea, chikungunya, diabetes, and parasites.

243

Volunteers

4,659

Patient Consultations

371

Vision Screenings Provided

173

Health Education Workshops

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS:

El Rosario has a total of 7 Community Health Workers who were trained in 2017. CHWs were trained as part of a larger area that includes two communities, El Rosario and Los Charcos. Therefore, the nine CHWs cover both of these communities. During their training, CHWs learned how to treat common illnesses as well as learned about other health topics such as first aid, caring for pregnancies, and first response in emergency situations. With these skills, the CHWs help to relieve some of the patient load for the staff in the health center by teaching preventative health.

BRIGADE INFORMATION:

Medical Brigades use the school as their brigade site. The school has 4 rooms and the kindergarten has 1 extra, all where the various medical stations are conducted. Doctors spend an average of 10 minutes with each patient and we are able to provide 12 educational charlas a day. 

  • AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 661
  • NEARBY COMMUNITIES: EL GUAYABO

 

MEDICAL/DENTAL VOLUNTEERS IN EL ROSARIO

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
Drexel University Medical Brigade & Dublin City University Medical Brigade June 2015 36 Washington University in St. Louis Medical Brigade January 2016 32
Emory University Medical Brigade May 2016 38 College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University Medical Brigade & East Carolina University Medical Brigade May 2018 41
University of Southern California Medical Brigade December 2018 24 University of Michigan – Dearborn Medical Brigade April 2019 21
Boston University Medical Brigade January 2020 23 Open Enrollment Medical Brigade August 2020 28

Dental

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

DENTAL CARE ACCESS:

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 a dentist within a reasonable distance.

591

Patient Consultations

518

Number of Extractions

312

Fillings Performed

99

Dental Education Workshops

DENTAL BRIGADE INFORMATION:

Medical and Dental brigades use the school as their brigade site. The school has 4 rooms and the kindergarten has 1 extra, all where the various medical stations are conducted. Doctors spend an average of 10 minutes with each patient and we are able to provide 12 educational charlas a day.  

  • AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 661
  • NEARBY COMMUNITIES: EL GUAYABO

MEDICAL/DENTAL VOLUNTEERS IN EL ROSARIO

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
Drexel University Medical Brigade & Dublin City University Medical Brigade June 2015 36 Washington University in St. Louis Medical Brigade January 2016 32
Emory University Medical Brigade May 2016 38 College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University Medical Brigade & East Carolina University Medical Brigade May 2018 41
University of Southern California Medical Brigade December 2018 24 University of Michigan – Dearborn Medical Brigade April 2019 21
Boston University Medical Brigade January 2020 23

Engineering

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in El Rosario but has not yet begun with the Engineering Brigades program. Now in the planning phase, the design of a water system for the community will start as soon as feasible.

Water System : No
Type of Water System : NA
% of Homes with Access to Water : 0%
Water Council : No

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in El Rosario but has not yet begun with the Water Brigades program. Now in the planning phase, construction of a water system will start as soon as feasible.

Water System : No
Type of Water System : N/A
% of Homes with Access to Water : 0%
Water Council : No

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

EL ROSARIO’S ECONOMIC CHALLENGE:

The majority of community members in El Rosario work in agriculture. This primarily consists of subsistence farming, although excess crops are sometimes sold. Most agricultural workers make about 100 lempiras (approximately US $4.25) a day during the rainy season. Regardless of occupation, most families earn around 4,000 lempiras per month (approximately US $170). Almost all household income is used to purchase food for consumption.

N/A

Volunteers

62

Loans Disbursed

N/A

Savings Accounts Opened

631

Capital Invested

EL ROSARIO’S MICRO-FINANCE SOLUTION:

In 2018, Global Brigades worked alongside El Rosario to establish a community bank. The bank has 8 female and 4 male shareholders, and the members meet in the bank’s own structure every month. They are able to offer loans and savings accounts to community members so that families can plan and stabilize their finances. This is especially beneficial for farmers, who can take out loans to invest in their agricultural production and pay them back after the harvest. Loans allow many subsistence farmers to not only consume the crops they harvest but also earn an income from selling their excess.

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

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

% of Homes with Latrines : 80%
% of Homes with Eco-stoves : 0%
% of Homes with Water Filters : 0%
Common House Materials : Adobe

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