El Retiro

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

Overview

El Retiro is located in Cocle. El Retiro is home to about 1500 people and is primarily a Latino community. The community has a water system and access to a health post.  Students have the option to attend school up until 6th grade. It takes an average of 30 minutes to walk from house to house in El Retiro. Most households in this community are made of bricks/ cement blocks or zinc. 95% of families in this community work in agriculture. Some of the needs the community expressed were Public Health and community education. The most common illnesses in El Retiro are the common cold and diarrhea.

Corregimiento: El Retiro
District: Anton

Homes : 300
Population : 1500
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : No
Electricity : Some homes
Health Post : Yes
Community Health Workers : No
Homes with Latrines : 95%
Education : Up to grade 6

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

El Retiro is located within the Cocle province. The most common illnesses in El Retiro are the common cold and diarrhea. There is access to healthcare in the community in the form of a health post.

30

Brigade Volunteers

313

Medical Patient Consultations

MEDICAL BRIGADES IN THE COMMUNITY:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
Southwestern Oklahoma State University Medical May 2016 30

 

Dental

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

 

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.

139

Dental Patient Consultations

54

Fluoride Treatments

41

Extractions

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in El Retiro but has not yet begun the Water program. Now in the planning phase, the financing, delivery, and installation of a water system infrastructure, or repairs to existing infrastructure will start as soon as feasible.

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in El Retiro but has not yet begun with the Business Program. Now in the planning phase, a community bank will be established as soon as feasible.

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

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