Parihuaca

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

Overview

Parihuaca is located within the municipality of Nacaome in the department of Valle in Southwest Honduras. Community members from Parihuaca work in agriculture, skilled labor, fishing, animal raising, and cultivating grains. The houses are often made of adobe and wood, and the community only has a primary school, therefore, if the members want to continue with their education they would have to go to another community or to the capital. The top needs expressed by Parihuaca‘s inhabitants during their initial communications with Global Brigades are a water system, medical aid, and work on the community access. 

Municipality: Nacaome
Department: Valle

Homes : 22
Population : 120
Water System : No
Community Bank : Not Started
Electricity : No
Health Center : Yes
Community Health Workers : Not Started
Homes with Latrines : 1
Education : Up to primary school
Distance from Lodging Facility : 35 KM

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

HEALTH CARE ACCESS

The Honduran government provides two different types of health centers throughout rural Honduras: Centros de Salud Médico Odontológico (CESAMOs) and Centros de Salud Rural (CESARs). CESAMOs are the larger of the two, often found in municipalities, and typically have at least one physician on staff at all times with nurses and potentially a dentist. CESARs are found sporadically in rural communities and generally have a single nurse available. Even with this coverage, it is important to note that medications, supplies, and materials are often not available in these health centers and the physician density in Honduras remains around 1,220 people for every one doctor. According to the World Health Organization, there should be a maximum of 435 people per physician to qualify a country as having adequate access to medical attention.

Community Members from Parihuaca have a health center 7 KM away from the community. The health center is not fully equiped to provide medical aid and is often crowded, therefore, community members have to wait a fair amount of time to get an appointment.

Distance from Nearest Health Center : 7 KM
Community Health Workers : Not Started
Common Illnesses in Children : Flu, cough, and diarrhea
Common Illnesses in Adults : Flu, diabetes, hypertension, cough

Dental

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

DENTAL CARE ACCESS

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 a dentist within a reasonable distance.

Engineering

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Parihuaca but has not yet begun with the Engineering Program. Now in the planning phase, a reliable source of clean water will be identified as soon as feasible, followed by the design of a water solution sufficient to meet the community’s needs for the next 20 years with projected population growth.

 

Water System : No
Type of System : None
% Homes with Access to Water : 0%
Water Council : No
Number of Members : None

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Parihuaca but has not yet begun with the Water Program. Now in the planning phase, the Water Program will begin implementing a new water system following the Engineering Program’s evaluation and recommendations.

 

Water System : No
Type of System : None
% Homes with Access to Water : 0%
Water Council : No

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Parihuaca but has not yet begun with the Business Program. Now in the planning phase, the Business Program will conduct an evaluation of the existing community bank as soon as feasible.

Community Bank : Not Started
Community Bank Members : None
Economic Activities : Agriculture, fishing, animal raising
Existing Microenterprises : None

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Parihuaca 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 : 5%
% Homes with Eco-Stoves : 0%
% Homes with Water FIlters : 0%
% Homes with concrete floors : 9%
Common House Materials : Adobe

Local Reference Points

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