La Venta

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

Overview

La Venta is located in Cocle. La Venta is home to about 250 people and is primarily a Latino community. The community has a water system and but access to a health center is not directly in community. People have to travel to the health center in La Pintada to get access. Students have the option to attend school up until 12th grade. It takes an average of 10 minutes to walk from house to house in La Venta. 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 La Venta are fever, skin problems, and diarrhea.

Corregimiento: Llano Grande
District: La Pintada

Homes : 30
Population : 250
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : No
Electricity : Some homes
Health Center : No
Community Health Workers : No
Homes with Latrines : 24%
Education : Up to grade 12

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

La Venta is located within the Cocle province. The most common illnesses in La Venta are fever, skin problems, and diarrhea. There is no access to healthcare directly to the community, so members have to travel to a health center in a nearby community to receive any kind of access. 

41

Brigade Volunteers

432

Medical Patient Consultations

MEDICAL BRIGADES IN THE COMMUNITY:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
University of Texas Dallas Medical/ Ball State University Medical May 2016 41

 

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

67

Fluoride Treatments

59

Extractions

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in La Venta 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 La Venta 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 La Venta 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.