Estrella de Oriente

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

Overview

Estrella de Oriente is located within the municipality of Danli in the department of El Paraiso in Eastern Honduras. The typical house is made of adobe. Children in the community have access to up to 6th grade. The community of Danli has a gravity source water system and is in need of improvement due to not providing complete coverage to the whole community.  Most of the community members work in agriculture. The top needs expressed by Estrella de Oriente‘s inhabitants during their initial communications with Global Brigades are access to electricity, water system and health care center. 

Municipality: Danli
Department: El Paraiso

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

HEALTH CARE ACCESS

The Honduran government provides two different types of health centers throughout rural Honduras: Centros de Salud Médico Odontológico (CESAMOs) and Centros de Salud Rural (CESARs). CESAMOs are the larger of the two, often found in municipalities, and typically have at least one physician on staff at all times with nurses and potentially a dentist. CESARs are found sporadically in rural communities and generally have a single nurse available. Even with this coverage, it is important to note that medications, supplies, and materials are often not available in these health centers and the physician density in Honduras remains around 1,220 people for every one doctor. According to the World Health Organization, there should be a maximum of 435 people per physician to qualify a country as having adequate access to medical attention.

The community of Estrella de Oriente does not have access to a health care center in their community and community members need to travel to the nearest communities to obtain health care access. It is not always adequately staffed nor does it always have adequate medications in stock. The most common illnesses children face are the common cold and respiratory issues. The most common illnesses seen in adults are hypertension and the common cold.

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.

Engineering

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Global Brigades 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 water system : Gravity: source underground
Water Council : Yes

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Estrella de Oriente 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 water system : Gravity: source underground
Water Council : Yes

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Estrella de Oriente 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.

Community bank : Yes
Community Bank Members : 23
Existing enterprises : Coffee growing plantations
Economic activities : Agriculture

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Estrella de Oriente 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.

% of homes with latrines : 100%
% of homes with water filters : 0
% of homes with eco- stoves : 15%
Common House materials : Adobe

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