- April 2023 - 159 Tumtum Tara
- Oct 2023 - 50 Tumtum Tara
- Oct 2023 - 200 Warunta
In January 2024, a total of 126 follow-up visits were conducted in Warunta. Interviews conducted during these follow-ups revealed that the incidence of diarrhea had risen to 68% among the individuals interviewed. Notably, at the time of the initial distribution, this particular community had reported a diarrhea rate of 55%. The observed increase in diarrhea rates is presumed to be attributed to widespread viral infections rather than waterborne causes.
Community Water and Health Assessment Report
This report summarizes the findings of a recent community water and health assessment conducted in Tumtum Tara, Honduras. The purpose of this assessment was to evaluate the water sources, water collection practices, health status, and overall living conditions of households in the community.
- Water Sources:
- The main sources of water in the community are unprotected wells, unprotected dug wells, surface water, and rainwater harvesting.
- Water Collection Practices:
- Approximately 85% of the time, water is collected by a female adult or child in the household.
- On average, water is collected four times a day, with each collection taking an average of 14 minutes.
- Health Status:
- In the last two weeks prior to the assessment, 50% of adults and children in the community reported experiencing diarrhea.
- 50% of the people in the community would consider their health to be fair or poor.
- All households reported experiencing various health ailments, including diarrhea, respiratory issues, weakness, vomiting, and other health-related problems.
- The average age of individuals answering the survey questions was 38 years.
- The average household in the community consists of 6 people: three adults and three children.
- Approximately 45% of households reported having a pregnant individual living in the home.
- Impact on Daily Life:
- In the last two weeks from distribution, on average, someone in each household missed work at least once.
- In the last two weeks from distribution, children in the community missed an average of three days of school due to health-related issues.
The findings of this assessment highlight the urgent need for improved access to clean and safe drinking water sources in La Mosquita, Honduras. The prevalence of waterborne diseases, such as diarrhea, and the overall poor health status of the community underscore the importance of addressing water quality and sanitation issues.
Providing water filters and promoting proper sanitation practices could significantly improve the health and well-being of the community members. Additionally, efforts should be made to raise awareness about hygiene and safe water practices to reduce the incidence of water-related illnesses.