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A Note From Avery

Making way for a new generation of B2P leadership.   Dearest friends of B2P, Last week I shared our FY20 Annual Report that highlighted advances in our mission, including the creation of a bold five-year Strategic Plan. The plan, inspired and informed by what we have envisioned and created together over two decades of bridge […]

FY 2020 Annual Report

A Year of Action -inspired by vision, guided by strategy, and fueled by all of you.   Dear Friends of Bridges to Prosperity, It is impossible to look back on this past year and not feel taken aback by the events that impacted us as individuals, as organizations, and as a global community. There is […]

On the other side: Nyarusange and Ngoma

It seems like just yesterday that we launched our One Bridge Campaign – a collaborative, team effort to share the story of our work and resiliency in an unprecedented global context. The way we came together is best summarized by our CEO & President Avery Bang -“It is like one giant hug, in a time […]

Engineering environmental resilience: A matched cohort study of the community benefits of trail bridges in rural Rwanda

Researchers at The Mortenson Center in Global Engineering at the University of Colorado, Yale University, and Arizona State University have published the first major paper of the Rwanda research collaborative, which is investigating the broad impact of trail bridges in rural Rwanda. This paper documents the findings of the 2019 – 2020 pilot study, including […]

We are almost there!

Bridge progress update: Nyarusange and Ngoma Good news! Just as I promised, I’m back to share updates on the construction of Nyarusange and Ngoma bridges – the two projects you made possible with your year-end giving! (Just in case you missed my previous story of Nyarusange, you can see it HERE). Building bridges during a […]

Trailbridges: A Multi-Dimensional Solution to Climate Change

In Rwanda’s Gatumba sector, the rains haven’t stopped since October. Typically, there’s a respite between the fall and spring rainy seasons, with a break between January and March. This year, though, East Africa has been experiencing unprecedented flooding, triggering landslides, crippling aging, and inferior infrastructure, and destroying crop harvests. Iragenalives in the Kabuga community, and […]

Harnessing the Power of Data Visualization for Social Change 

A Conversation with Viz for Social Good    Over the next few weeks, Bridges to Prosperity will be partnering with Viz for Social Good, a social data project whose mission is to empower mission-driven organizations and increase awareness of social issues through beautiful and informative visualizations. Here’s our exchange with Founder Chloe Tseng and Program […]

Fatherhood: Another Happiness

Bridges impact lives and livelihoods and provide safe access and connection for families. Though the celebration varies from country to country, we as global community honor fatherhood year-round. In celebrating fathers this month, we decided to reach out to some of the amazing B2P fathers to get their perspectives on fatherhood and how it inspires […]

Leading COVID-Safe Construction

A Conversation with Alex McNeill, Director of Operations by Brandy Bertram, VP of Development   The impacts of the COVID-19 crisis have, and continue to be, far-reaching. Individuals and businesses alike are working to find a new normal, changing behaviors and activities to support our collective efforts to limit the spread of the virus and […]