HEALTH CARE ACCESS:
Las Animas, Cedros does not have a health center due to its smaller size. If community members need to see a doctor or dentist, they must travel the mountainous terrain to Cedros, the nearest town with a health center. This health center is a CESAMO, or the larger of the two different types of health centers run by the Honduran government. Here, patients can see at least one doctor, nurses, and sometimes even a dentist. Unfortunately, the trip to the health center takes over 1.5 hours on foot. There are no buses that connect the community with the town that the health center is located in, so the majority of community members must walk to reach the health center.