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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 […]

According to Avery: March is Women’s History Month (and why that matters)

Women have played a significant role in many of the world’s most impactful developments in engineering, math, technology, and science, dating all the way back to Roman times. Their influence was borne from a deep passion for the work, and a fierce insistence on leaving their mark on the world, acknowledged or not. They struggled […]

GII 2018: Inspiring Ideas – Building Bridges to Prosperity

In October 2018, Avery Bang was invited to speak at McKinsey & Company Global Infrastructure Initiative on how Bridges to Prosperity is working to connect the rural last mile through footbridges. See Avery Bang’s presentation from GII: Video Credit: Global Infrastructure Initiative by McKinsey & Company, see more “Best Ideas” here.

A look back at 2018


Bridges & Brews New York

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Ikiraro cya Tubungo Bridge 2016: Local Perspectives

In June 2016, a 10-person team from Flint & Neill and Balfour Beatty, two engineering firms from London, travelled to Tubungo, Rwanda in partnership with Bridges to Prosperity and the local community. Together, they built a 48-meter suspension trailbridge, providing safe access to a community of 10,000. This is a record of the community’s engagement. […]

Crossing the bridge: B2P’s University Program to be acquired by Engineers in Action

The B2P University Program, a student-led, club-based chapter program at colleges and universities spanning the US and the UK, has been an integral part of all that the organization has accomplished in our seventeen-year history. Avery Bang, current CEO but then student at the University of Iowa, spearheaded the first university team, building a bridge […]