Health

JustHope collaborates with Chacraseca and LaFlor on a variety of projects that benefit community needs, including clean water, the Chacraseca Health Clinic, and housing.

Health is a fundamental human right and JustHope’s programs utilize public health approaches to promote well-being in our partner communities. Our programs emphasize overall health and focus on preventing disease through community action and social change.

JustHope does this in a number of ways, from facilitating direct medical care to teaching about handwashing in schools. JustHope increases interaction between community members and medical professionals by facilitating medical brigades and strengthens local health systems by ensuring access to medications and care facilities. Healthy living environments are critical for community-wide health which is why JustHope and partners focus on building houses, latrines, and greenstoves. JustHope also prioritizes appropriate water, sanitation, and hygiene conditions in local schools by providing classroom water filters, sanitation talks, latrines, and handwashing stations.

In 2018, JustHope...

  • Installed hand-washing stations in 12 primary schools in Chacraseca.
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  • Added 2 latrines in schools and 4 latrines in homes.
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    Gave the gifts of safe cooking with 7 green stoves.
  • Built 3 new homes - 2 in Chacraseca and 1 in La Flor.
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    Distributed medications worth $900 to La Flor.
  • Gave dental supplies worth $540 to the dentist in Chacraseca.

Our Health Projects

Clean Water… it seems so simple. We have access to it in our sinks, our showers, our garden hoses, even in our toilets! But in Chacraseca clean water is a fragile, precious luxury...

Several JustHope partners are building new, safe houses for the homeless and nearly homeless families of Chacraseca and La Flor. The partners provide the funding for the home and then work side-by-side with the family who will live there.

Baby Lizbeth was just 8 days old when the scorpion stung her. Normally, a scorpion sting hurts and can cause dizziness, numbness, and nausea. But Lizbeth was so small and so young that the sting site immediately swelled up and her heart started racing. Her little body was covered in sweat and she started having difficulty breathing. Fortunately for Lizbeth, the clinic was open and her mom made the 20-minute walk in half the normal time.

Green Stoves are a small investment that makes a big difference! That’s why JustHope has built eleven green stoves in our partner communities since January 2018.

School children gather around several large plastic bottles of water hung from a wooden crossbeam for hand washing.

Handwashing stations, also called Tippy-Taps, are a low-cost solution for schools that do not otherwise have a place for children to clean their hands during the school day. Fashioned from low-cost and readily found materials, they are easy to install and maintain.