Palo Blanco – Global Brigades

Palo Blanco

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

Overview

Palo Blanco is located within the municipality of Villa de San Antonia in the department of Comayagua in central Honduras. The typical house is made of adobe or cement blocks. Children in the community have access to primary school. There is a mixed water system that includes a water tank and pump. Most of the community members work in agriculture and day labor. The top needs expressed by Palo Blanco’s inhabitants during their initial communications with Global Brigades include medical care, improvement of the water system, and public health infrastructure.

Municipality: Villa de San Antonia
Department: Comayagua

Homes : 115
Population : 600
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : No
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : No
Community Health Workers : No
Homes with Latrines : 70%
Education : Up to 6th Grade
Distance from Lodging Facility : 8 km

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Palo Blanco but has not yet begun with the Medical Program. Now in the planning phase, the community will soon be evaluated as a candidate for Medical/Dental Brigades and the Community Health Worker (CHW) program.

Health Center : No
Community Health Workers : 1
Nearest Health Center : Villa De San Antonia
Distance to Health Center : 7 km

Dental

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Palo Blanco but has not yet begun with the Medical Program. Now in the planning phase, the community will soon be evaluated as a candidate for Medical/Dental Brigades and the Community Health Worker (CHW) program.

Health Center : No
Community Health Workers : 1
Nearest Health Center : Villa De San Antonia
Distance to Health Center : 7 km

Engineering

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Palo Blanco but has not yet begun with the Engineering Program. Now in the planning phase, the evaluation of the community’s existing water system and design of any necessary improvements will start as soon as feasible.

Water System : Yes
Type of System : Mixed (Water Tank with Pump)
Homes with Access to Water : 90%
Water Council : Yes

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Palo Blanco 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 : Yes
Type of System : Mixed (Water Tank with Pump)
Homes with Access to Water : 90%
Water Council : Yes

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Palo Blanco but has not yet begun with the Business Program. Now in the planning phase, a community bank will be established as soon as feasible.

Community Bank : No
Community Bank Members : N/A
Economic Activities : Agriculture, Day Labor
Existing Microenterprises : Corner Stores

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Palo Blanco 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 : 70%
Homes with Eco-Stoves : 0%
Homes with Water FIlters : 10%
Common House Materials : Adobe, Cement Brick

Local Reference Points

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