HEALTH CARE ACCESS:
La Candelaria does not have its own health center, but travels to the nearby community, Jalaca, in order to get health care. There, the health center is a CESAR, a smaller scale health center where there are no doctors, but nurses. Jalaca is 15 kilometers away, and community members usually travel on foot. The most common illnesses in children are the common cold, cough, and diarrhea. In adults, the most common illnesses are eye sight problems, dengue, and arterial hypertension.