Tierra Morena

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

Overview

Tierra Morena is located within the municipality of Nacaome in the department of Valle in southern Honduras. The community members work in agriculture and cultivating corn, the houses are often made of mud and stone, and they don’t have an existing water system. The only way for them to have access to drinking water is through the two wells located around the community. The top needs expressed by Tierra Morena’s inhabitants during their initial communications with Global Brigades are a water system, public health projects, and improvement of the school.

Municipality: Nacaome
Department: Valle

Homes : 35
Population : 150
Water System : No
Community Bank : Not Started
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : Yes
Community Health Workers : Not Started
Homes with Latrines : 5
Education : Up to primary school
Distance from Lodging Facility : 25 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.

The community members of Tierra Morena travel 1 km to reach their healthcare center. Compared to other comunities, they don’t have to walk a lot but whenever they visit the healthcare center, it is not always adequately staffed nor does it always have adequate medications in stock. The most common illnesses children face are the common cold, gastrointestinal, and respiratory issues. The most common illnesses seen in adults are hypertension and common colds.

Distance from Nearest Health Center : 1 KM
Community Health Workers : Not Started
Common Illnesses in Children : Diarrhea, Respiratory Infections, common cold
Common Illnesses in Adults : Hypertension, common cold

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 Tierra Morena 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 : N/A
Water Council : Yes

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Tierra Morena 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 Water System : None
% of Homes with Access to Water : N/A
Water Council : Yes

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Tierra Morena 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
Existing Microenterprises : 2 mini markets

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Tierra Morena and the Public Health Program has already begun with the design of a health action plan. Now in the action phase, the installation of household health infrastructure products will start as soon as feasible.

Homes with Latrines : 13%
Homes with Eco-Stoves : 0
Homes with Water FIlters : 3%
Homes with concrete floors : 97%
Common House Materials : Mud

Local Reference Points

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