Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Papayo Centro but has not yet begun with the Medical Brigades program. Now in the planning phase, mobile clinics and Community Health Workers’ training will start as soon as feasible.
Papayo Centro is located in the biodiverse region of West Panama and celebrated its transition with Global Brigades in 2021. Community members in Papayo Centro are primarily dedicated to agriculture, the sale of artisanal crafts, and crop production that is used as food and income source. Papayo Centro has access to a community bank that offers credit to the community members and the possibility to access a savings account, however, they have expressed the need to implement an income model that could work and adapt to their needs. Global Brigades is currently working in Papayo Centro and the community is on the wait-list for eventual Holistic Model implementation as part of Global Brigades’ strategic plan in Panama.
Province: Comarca Ngobe Bugle