Los Pozos – Global Brigades

Los Pozos

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

Overview

Los Pozos is located in central Honduras, and is about 18 kilometers from Talanga, where community members have access to the health center. People in Los Pozos are primarily dedicated to agriculture, cattle raising, sugar cane production, and day labor.  Global Brigades is currently preparing to begain working with the Water Program in Los Pozos, and implementation of other programs as part of Global Brigades’ strategic plan in Honduras has just begun.

Municipality: Talanga

Department: Francisco Morazan

Homes : 40
Population : 200
Water System : No
Community Bank : No
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : Yes
Community Health Workers : Yes
% of Homes with Latrines : 0%
Education : Up to 6th Grade
Distance from Lodging Facility : 68 km

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

HEALTH CARE ACCESS

Los Pozos does not have its own health center, but travels to the nearby community, Talanga, in order to get health care. There, the health center is a CESAMO, a larger scale health center where doctors and occasionally dentists are on staff. The most common illnesses are asthma, common cold, skin allergies, hypertension, diabetes, and arthritis.

*Statistics are based on Los Izotes where community members from Los Pozos attend Medical/Dental Brigades.

157

Volunteers

2,225

Patient Consultations

189

Vision Screenings Provided

73

Health Education Workshops

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS

The community of Los Pozos has 1 Community Health Worker that was trained by another organziation.  The Global Brigades Honduras team is working diligently to train volunteers as CHWs in our partner communities as part its Holistic Model. Los Pozos will receive training as soon as possible to further support the health of its community members.

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members of Los Pozos attend Medical and Dental Brigades in Loz Izotes. The brigades are held in the local school, which has 4 separate classrooms. Doctors spend an average of 10 minutes with each patient and we are able to provide 9 educational charlas a day.

  • AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 598
  • NEARBY COMMUNITIES: CORRALITOS,  CALICHE, ROBLES, BAMBU, PANAL, SAN MARTIN

 

Dental

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

DENTAL CARE ACCESS

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.

*Statistics are based on Los Izotes where community members from Los Pozos attend Medical/Dental Brigades.

375

Patient Consultations

293

Number of Extractions

135

Fillings Performed

68

Dental Education Workshops

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members of Los Pozos attend Medical and Dental Brigades in Loz Izotes. The brigades are held in the local school, which has 4 separate classrooms. Doctors spend an average of 10 minutes with each patient and we are able to provide 9 educational charlas a day.

  • AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 598
  • NEARBY COMMUNITIES: CORRALITOS,  CALICHE, ROBLES, BAMBU, PANAL, SAN MARTIN

 

Engineering

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

LOS POZOS’ ENGINEERING CHALLENGE

Los Pozos currently has a private hand well system. This system is outdated and not able to meet the communities needs. Community members are forced to carry their daily water needs back to their homes, which forces them to sometimes compromise on their water needs and use time that could be spent in other ways.

32

Volunteers

296

Beneficiaries

9.3

Kilometers of Pipeline Designed

10

Average Community Volunteers

LOS POZOS’ ENGINEERING SOLUTION

Following the work conduct by the engineering program, Global Brigades determined that the best solution the community would be a ground water system with a pump. This water system will connect to a storage tank that will distribute water through 9.3 km of piping to all homes in the community. Construction will begin as soon as possible.

ENGINEERING VOLUNTEERS IN LOS POZOS

 

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
McMaster University Engineering Brigade & University of Calgary Engineering Brigade, & Dalhousie University Engineering Brigade April 2018 32

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

LOS POZOS’S WATER CHALLENGE:

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Los Pozos, 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 : No
Type of System : N/A
Homes with Access to Water : N/A
Water Council : N/A

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

LOS POZOS’S ECONOMIC  CHALLENGE:

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Los Pozos, but has not yet begun with the Business Program. Now in the planning phase, a community bank will be established as soon as feasible, followed by market studies and investment in an anchor business to provide additional capital.

Community Bank : No
Community Bank Members : N/A
Economic Activities : Agriculture, Cattle Raising, Day Laborer, Sugar cane
Existing Microenterprises : N/A

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

LOS POZOS’S PUBLIC HEALTH  CHALLENGE:

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Los Pozos, 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.

Homes with Latrines : 0%
Homes with Eco-Stoves : 0%
Homes with Water Filters : 12.5%
Common House Materials : Adobe

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