La Campos

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

Overview

La Campos is a community located in the municipality of Danlí within the department of El Paraíso, Honduras. The community is made up of 154 homes and has a population of approximately 611 people. The majority of the community members work in agriculture or day labor. Children in the community have access to education up to sixth grade. A well and pump were installed by World Vision but do not currently meet the needs of the entire community due to a lack of additional infrastructure and insufficient water supply. The primary needs expressed by the community during their initial communications with Global Brigades involved expanding access to water.

Municipality: Danlí
Department: El Paraíso

Homes : 154
Population : 611
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : Yes
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : No
Community Health Workers : No
Homes with Latrines : 90%
Education : Up to 6th grade
Distance from Lodging Facility : 87.8 km

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.

There is no health center in the community of La Campos. If community members wish to receive medical attention, they must travel seven kilometers to the nearest CESAMO in Jutiapa. The nearest specialists, however, are located in the municipality of Danlí. Community members report the most common illnesses to be asthma, coughing, the flu, arterial hypertension, and diabetes.

*These statistics reflect data from Medical/Dental Brigades in the community of Los Guasimos de Apalí, where community members from La Campos attend the mobile clinics.

243

Brigade Volunteers*

6,268

Patients Attended*

395

Pap Smears Performed*

177

Health Education Workshops*

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS

La Campos’ inhabitants do not currently have access to Community Health Workers (CHWs). However, the program was recently socialized in the community and the Medical Program is actively working to recruit volunteers and provide the necessary training and certifications.

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members in La Campos attend Medical and Dental Brigade clinics hosted in Los Guasimos de Apalí’s school building. The various stations of the clinic are held in the school’s classrooms. Doctors are able to spend an average of ten minutes with each patient. Each brigade sees an average of 784 patients and performs an average of 57 dental procedures. On average, each brigade facilitates 22 educational charlas with the clinic’s patients.

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 784
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: SAN FRANCISCO, APALÍ, LA CAMPO, LAS CRUCITAS
BRIGADE SITE: SCHOOL BUILDING

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN LOS GUASIMOS DE APALÍ

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
Washington University January 2014 30 UC Davis June 2014 28
Washington University in St. Louis March 2015 32 UT Austin / University of Ottawa / Carleton University August 2015 36
Central Michigan University March 2016 38 Memorial University of Newfoundland July 2016 20
Brandeis University February 2017 22 UC Davis & Drexel University June 2017 37
North Park University March 2018 26

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.

*These statistics reflect data from Medical/Dental Brigades in the community of Los Guasimos de Apalí, where community members from La Campos attend the mobile clinics.

240

Patient Consultations*

943

Fluoride Treatments*

207

Fillings Performed*

314

Dental Education Workshops*

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members in La Campos attend Medical and Dental Brigade clinics hosted in Los Guasimos de Apalí’s school building. The various stations of the clinic are held in the school’s classrooms. Doctors are able to spend an average of ten minutes with each patient. Each brigade sees an average of 784 patients and performs an average of 57 dental procedures. On average, each brigade facilitates 22 educational charlas with the clinic’s patients.

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 784
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: SAN FRANCISCO, APALÍ, LA CAMPO, LAS CRUCITAS
BRIGADE SITE: SCHOOL BUILDING

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN LOS GUASIMOS DE APALÍ

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
Washington University January 2014 30 UC Davis June 2014 28
Washington University in St. Louis March 2015 32 UT Austin / University of Ottawa / Carleton University August 2015 36
Central Michigan University March 2016 38 Memorial University of Newfoundland July 2016 20
Brandeis University February 2017 22 UC Davis & Drexel University June 2017 37
North Park University March 2018 26

Engineering

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

LA CAMPOS’ ENGINEERING CHALLENGE

The water used currently by community members is obtained from a neighboring community, Las Crucitas, which is located about 4 kilometers away. Currently, the water they use is unsanitary and also often retrieved from the local river, which is slow moving, chalky brown, and tests positive for bacteria. The water is hauled back from the several minute walk to whichever source they choose to use. Currently, only 30 to 40 of the 151 houses can retrieve water from the current system in Las Crucitas, and it especially becomes a problem in the dry season when there are low water levels. The water used from the neighboring commuity is treated by chlorine or boiled. There is currently an existing tank built in Las Crucitas with a capacity of 25,000 gallons, which serves both communities, and does not fulfill the needs of La Campos.

14

Brigade Volunteers

611

Beneficiaries

9.8

Kilometers of Pipeline Designed

32

Average Community Volunteers

LA CAMPOS’ ENGINEERING SOLUTION

The design for the community is already established and in the process of implementation. The rock, sand, and other materials needed to build the system are available and ready in the community. The site is approved and ready for drilling, and there is established electricity for the system. The new system will be a 270 foot deep well using an electricity and pump system of 5 horsepower. The system will have a capacity of 25,000 gallons, which allows for the use of up to 60 gallons per minute. The community alone only requires roughly 25 gallons per minute, so this capacity will be more than sufficient. The new site will be built at an elevation of 587 meters, which is within sufficient distance from the old system. A new piping distribution network will be constructed. The entire system will take around three months to fully implement. World Vision is interested in partnering with Global Brigades to realize the improvements for La Campos’ water infrastructure.

ENGINEERING BRIGADES IN LA CAMPOS

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
University of Calgary May 2017 14

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

LA CAMPOS’ WATER CHALLENGE

The water used currently by community members is obtained from a neighboring community, Las Crucitas, which is located about 4 kilometers away. Currently, the water they use is unsanitary and also often retrieved from the local river, which is slow moving, chalky brown, and tests positive for bacteria. The water is hauled back from the several minute walk to whichever source they choose to use. Currently, only 30 to 40 of the 151 houses can retrieve water from the current system in Las Crucitas, and it especially becomes a problem in the dry season when there are low water levels. The water used from the neighboring commuity is treated by chlorine or boiled. There is currently an existing tank built in Las Crucitas with a capacity of 25,000 gallons, which serves both communities, and does not fulfill the needs of La Campos.

N/A

Brigade Volunteers

611

Beneficiaries

N/A

Kilometers of Pipeline Installed

25,000

Storage Tank Volume (gallons)

LA CAMPOS’ WATER SOLUTION

The design for the community is already established and in the process of implementation. The rock, sand, and other materials needed to build the system are available and ready in the community. The site is approved and ready for drilling, and there is established electricity for the system. The new system will be a 270 foot deep well using an electricity and pump system of 5 horsepower. The system will have a capacity of 25,000 gallons, which allows for the use of up to 60 gallons per minute. The community alone only requires roughly 25 gallons per minute, so this capacity will be more than sufficient. The new site will be built at an elevation of 587 meters, which is within sufficient distance from the old system. A new piping distribution network will be constructed. The entire system will take around three months to fully implement. World Vision is interested in partnering with Global Brigades to realize the improvements for La Campos’ water infrastructure.

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in La Campos 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 : 6
Economic Activities : Agriculture and Day Labor
Existing Microenterprises : Chicken Farm for Eggs

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Many community members in La Campos lack the resources to make improvements to their household infrastructure. The majority of homes in La Campos are made of adobe and brick. There are approximately 154 homes in La Campos, 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, La Campos‘ inhabitants are hoping to avoid preventable diseases and adopt proper hygiene and sanitation practices.

80

Brigade Volunteers

13

Eco-Stoves Constructed

15

Latrines Constructed

15

Water Storage Units Constructed

Homes with Latrines : 90%
Homes with Eco-Stoves : 40%
Homes with Water Filters : 10%
Common House Materials : Cinder Blocks, Adobe

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