Bridges to Prosperity Announced as Million Lives Club Member

Bridges to Prosperity is honored to announce that we have been selected as an official member of the Million Lives Club, an initiative that celebrates innovators and social entrepreneurs who are scaling impact in improving the lives of those living on less than $5 a day. The Million Lives Club is comprised of three cohorts…

A Milestone Inauguration: The First Scaling Bridge is Open!

As we begin our scaling efforts in Rwanda, our team in-country is working hard to finish 2019 strong. On October 3, Bridges to Prosperity, together with the Government of Rwanda, inaugurated the first of 355 bridges that will connect the entire country’s rural last mile. The 42-meter Gashyushya Suspension Bridge in the Muhanga District of…

Uganda Project Engineer

Location: Various upcountry locations in Uganda | Deadline for Applications: August 23, 2019 Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) is an international non-governmental organization that specializes in the design and construction of pedestrian footbridges. We are seeking a motivated, dynamic and highly capable Project Engineer to support our Uganda Program. As the Uganda Project Engineer, you will be responsible for…

Guest Post: Empowering Women Through Building Footbridges

Author: Erin James, P.E.   Upon hearing of the opportunity to build a bridge in 2015, I was enthralled with the sheer wildness of the adventure. Not only would I be traveling to Africa with people I never met before, but I also would have the chance to be part of something completely unlike anything…

Staff Spotlight: Mariale Rodriguez

Mariale was born to build bridges, both literal and metaphorical. She not only is extremely talented at what she does professionally, but her magnetic personality draws people to her. Mariale recently relocated from Panama, where she managed B2P’s program there, to Cochabamba, Bolivia. She now works as Bridges to Prosperity’s Industry Coordinator, which means she…

The link between footbridges & women

Written by: Abbie Noriega, Vice President of Evaluation The first time I crossed a footbridge was in April of 2014. That’s not actually true, of course; before that, I’d crossed hundreds, maybe thousands of footbridges, but that day in April was the first time I had any sort of awareness about what it meant to…

New Groundbreaking Partnership Launched in Rwanda

Rural isolation is a root cause of poverty. When farmers can’t access the market to sell their crops, they lose their income. When rivers flood and a student’s commute to school becomes life threatening, that student loses out on their education. If a mother goes in to labor, but cannot safely cross the river to…

Staff Spotlight: Olive Bagwiza

Olive is a learner. She’s the type of person that wants to understand, to dig deep, and rarely does she take an answer at face value. This, paired with her natural curiosity and passion for people, are just a few of the many reasons why she is a perfect fit for our Monitoring and Evaluation…