Bridges To Prosperity
Nivi Sharma has dedicated her career to access; for children, youth, and adults. In 2011, Nivi co-founded eLimu, the first company to digitize the Kenyan Primary School curriculum for revision and literacy. eLimu was acquired by CcHub in 2020. Most recently, Nivi served as the Chief Operating Officer of BRCK, the onramp for frontier market internet users. Nivi serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Standard Chartered Bank Kenya, as well as on the board of Global Peace Heroes. She is a 2014 East Africa Acumen Fellow and a Fellow of the Fast Forward leadership program. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, camping and going on safaris with her family.
I believe that all people should have access to education, employment, and basic healthcare, and that for isolated communities, footbridges can be a powerful tool for creating that access. At B2P, I work to understand the impacts that our projects have in communities around the world, and to develop ways to collect, manage, and use data to make informed decisions in every program and department.
Over the last decade my work has spanned operations, development, systems, monitoring and evaluation, and research, with focuses in agriculture, marine resources, environmental policy, gender, and poverty. When I’m not working with the incredible B2P family of staff, volunteers, and partners to build access through bridges, I spend my time in the kitchen, the garden, or the mountains.
I was born and raised in Brisbane, Australia and lived in Sydney prior to moving to Nicaragua to join B2P as a Bridge Corps Fellow. From the time I turned 18 I’ve had a passion for traveling and exploring different cultures, and will jump at the opportunity to broaden these experiences. Between trips, I attended the University of Queensland and completed a year overseas exchange to Purdue University in Indiana, graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering. I worked for three years in the engineering and construction industry prior making the decision to steer my career towards another one my passions, community development. I was involved with Red Cross Youth Outreach and Engineers Without Borders in Australia, bolstering my passion for development. I served as the Nicaragua Program Manager for 3 years prior to moving into a new Program Management role in Denver where I support B2P’s global operations team focusing on safety, training, talent management, and bridge asset management.
I’m a storyteller, both by passion and by trade. I believe deeply in B2P’s commitment to linking isolated communities with the most elemental resources to combat poverty, and I’m jazzed to come to work everyday and tell the stories of the people and communities the organization partners with.
I came to B2P from a background in nonprofit development work for large-scale organizations working in the education space. I most recently served as Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager for City Year Denver. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing from Pepperdine University, a Masters of Humanities degree in Philosophy of Language and Ethics from the University of Chicago, and a Certificate in Publishing from New York University. In my time between the pursuit of my degrees, I served as a Fulbright Scholar in Denizli, Turkey, where I facilitated cultural exchange as a university guest professor and as a volunteer in primary school classrooms in research for a series of children’s books.
I’m a proud native of Denver, I grew up in Littleton, and in my time outside of my professional pursuits, I build and drag race cars. I’m a published author, an AmeriCorps alum, and a member of the board of the Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts.
I was born in Rwanda and grew up in the Western Province. I pursued my university studies at University of Tourism Technology and Business (UTB) in the art of business Information and technology, where I was awarded a Bachelor’s degree.
Before I joined Bridges to Prosperity, I spent five years working with government at the district level, with local officials and communities from 2014 to 2019 with a non-profit organization, Delagua Health Rwanda. During this time, I worked as District Project Manager in Ngororero District.
When I joined Bridges to Prosperity on April of 2019, it provided me with a great opportunity to work again with districts and communities. I like what I do at Bridges to Prosperity because I believe that safe access is a human right. When the community members have year-round access to different facilities like health care, education, markets and employment, it provides important choices to pursue different opportunities.
When I’m free, I like reading the newspaper and watching different kinds of sports.
I believe that everyone’s step towards development of their country is a big contribution to the world’s development too. I value life, and respect the need to protect public health, safety and welfare, which was my deepest motivation when I decided to pursue engineering in 2013.
Born in Rwanda in 1993, I have a consistent background in the Rwandan construction industry, having worked five years as a foreperson for Mugabe Construction and Carpentry in its various projects, during which I became a co-owner while also pursuing my Bachelor studies and graduating as a civil engineer in 2017 from theUniversity of Rwanda. After that I have been trained by WASAC as a water and sanitation engineer and successfully became a water and sanitation support engineer in 2019.
Before that, I helped B2P to start the Rwanda scaling campaign as a site assessor for six months in 2018, and worked as a project manager atU.J.M. Consultancy and Partners for the construction of a six-story building in 2019. I now work for Bridges to Prosperity in Rwanda as the organization’sQuality Assurance Engineer, where my journey with B2P is to enforce the quality of the bridges nationwide to ensure their sustainability. During my two-year period as QA Engineer, I have been very carefully and dynamically overseeing quality assurance within the Rwandan program, following closely the feasibility and implementation of every bridge. Furthermore, I have also been leading the B2P Diversity Equity and Inclusion Council as ViceChair and Chair since April 2021 and I am looking forward to continuing the great work we are doing.
My name is Alexandre Muzindutsi and I am a B2P worker and I know how to plan for accommodation.
Nitwa Alexandre Muzindutsi ndi umukozi wa B2P nkora akaziko gutegura amacumbi Ni sukuyaho gombakuba mubuzimabwanjye iyo ntari mukazi nihuguramubyo nkora muri b2p hanyuma nka afasha umuryango wanjye,nkanihugura mubindi harimo gutwara ibinyabiziga ‘murakoze !
I was born in Kigali City, where I grew up with three brothers. I studied primary school at Rutunga Primary School, Ordinary Level at ESI Rutongo, and I continued my studies at Ecole Technique Officielle Nyamata, studying construction, where I received an A2 diploma in construction. Later I continued my studies at Institut Superieur du Burkinafaso in civil engineering and management, where I received my advanced diploma in civil engineering.
After finishing my secondary studies I worked with different construction companies like HYGEBAT, DESCO, ENACO, EMG, in different roles such as foreperson and site consultant agent, up to the time I joined B2P in November of 2018. I speak English and French, and Kinyarwanda is my first language. My first project at B2P was the Ruharazi suspended bridge.
I enjoy my work so much because it gives me the opportunity to training and teach the local people many things relating to construction during a bridge build. For many it is like a miracle because it is their first time to experience construction works, and provides a safe crossing over the river.
When I’m not on construction sites, I enjoy playing football, volleyball, meeting people, and reading books.
I am a 30 year old mother of one. I love working and being outdoors, it is liberating and refreshing.
I am a formal TV and Radio presenter and I have worked with various Communication agencies, Production houses and Government institutions as a PR, Client service, Experiential Marketing and Event planning. I am also a Professional MC and Moderator. I am fluent in English, French, Swahili, Kinyarwanda and I speak a bit of Luganda.
I am creative and resourceful, and above all I am a team player. It is a privilege to work with an organization that is improving and bettering the lives of communities all over the world. We can only grow and develop if we lift each other up one community at a time.
I believe infrastructure should be effective and for all.
Born and raised in Uganda, I am a Civil Engineer graduate from Makerere University (2015) and currently undertaking my Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering at Makerere University. I worked for both private and government institutions before joining B2P in 2019.
I have prior experience in various infrastructure projects that involved assessments, design and construction-supervision. Prior to joining B2P, I worked for Kagga & Partners and National Water & Sewerage Corporation for four years all together.
Away from work, reading and research is my go-to, and swimming as a sport for relaxing the body.
I’m passionate about improving the human condition. I believe that safe access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunity is essential and should be made available to all. Inspired by the simplicity of bridges providing this much needed access, I joined Bridges to Prosperity.
A graduate of the University of Missouri and a certified public accountant, I have spent more than 25 years serving the missions of public and private organizations primarily in the service industry. My expertise in project accounting, financial planning, cost analysis, and budgeting are instrumental to our growth and success.
Born and raised in Missouri, I’ve called Denver home for many years, along with my husband and two daughters. Together, we enjoy all that Colorado’s beautiful mountains have to offer. When I’m not number crunching for B2P, you’ll find me enjoying yoga, hiking, reading and just hanging with my girls.
Anne Maria Makhulo
Anne Maria is an international development strategist with over 15 years working across development advisory, non-profit management and most recently in a strategy role with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In her current position, Anne Maria supports various foundation program teams in the development and execution of their strategies. In previous roles, Anne Maria worked with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) on strategy development, organizational design and financing for agriculture transformation. Prior to that, Anne was a management consultant in a mission-led firm, Dalberg Global Advisors. Anne’s work has covered over 15 countries in Africa.
Anne Maria is driven by a vision of “development as dignity” in which poverty is drastically reduced and the dignity of those affected by poverty is upheld and their voices included. Anne grew up in Nairobi and holds a BSC in Actuarial Science from the University of Nairobi.
Arnold first joined Bridges To Prosperity in January of 2018 as a Needs Assessments Fellow, traveling around Eastern and Western Uganda to assess potential sites at which trailbridges would be built, many of which have since be followed up on and have safe, all-year bridge crossing. He then transitioned into the Industry Coordinator role, in February of 2019, supporting our donors and partners who travel to our sites for the final two weeks of the bridge build for hands-on experience as well as interacting with the local community members on the build.
In November 2021, still supporting the partners, he became the East Africa Corporate Coordinator, supporting both the Rwanda and Uganda Corporate programs.Based in Kampala, Uganda and with a background in Petroleum Engineering, Arnold has been married since February 2020 and likes to read on the subjects of Philosophy, Psychology as well as language for which he has such fascination! In his free time, he plays soccer, teaches language, thinks and also enjoys writing.
Cameron is a creative technologist with Bridges to Prosperity leading the technical development and implementation of Fika Map, a tool designed to predict trail bridge sites, impact, and costs. Cameron’s background is in machine learning and map-based storytelling. He is an explorer with National Geographic and has led several expeditions where he has produced films, photo essays, and interactive map-based stories focused on rural communities and climate change. In addition to his work with National Geographic, Cameron has worked with Earth Genome, Mapbox, Booz Allen Hamilton’s Strategic Innovation group, and 23andMe always in pursuit of discovering ways to use technology to connect individuals with the people and places around them. In his free time, you may find Cameron trail running or struggling to climb large rocks in Yosemite. Learn more about Cameron’s work at cameronwkruse.com or reach out on social media @camkruse.
I believe that it is only impossible because there are possibilities that can change that.
I hold a Bachelor’s degree in supplies and procurement management from University of Kigali, I joined B2P in 2019 and am working as a procurement and logistics coordinator. Before I joined B2P I worked for Access Bank Rwanda PLC and MTN Rwanda.
My daily work is not on sites mostly but whenever I visit any site, I am amazed and inspired by the smile and hope B2P gives to people.
I delight in the use of available resources integrated with engineering skills to improve livelihoods of individuals and societies in the surrounding and across borders.
Having graduated with a National Diploma in Building and Civil engineering from Uganda Technical College – Elgon, I joined Mount Elgon Labour Based Training Centre (MELTC), a capacity building agency under Ministry of Works and Transport – Uganda where I received an on-job apprenticeship in technical fields such as Labour based road construction, low cost road surfacing, construction of Arch bridges, and quality control in all the above works
I joined B2P in August 2017 as Project Foreperson after I was forwarded by the Principal Engineer at MELTC to join Bridges to Prosperity in 2017. I have since started construction of suspended pedestrian cable bridges.
I spend my free time reading inspirational books and speaking to the youth.
I’m passionate about using storytelling to amplify the voices of those who are often overlooked. I believe every human deserves safe, reliable access to water, food, healthcare, and education, regardless of their physical location.
At B2P, I bring my decades-long tech marketing experience to build and support our new strategy as we scale through advocacy, technical assistance, and evidence. My mission is to use data, research, and community stories to send a message to the masses that one simple, cost-effective intervention can eliminate poverty caused by rural isolation in our lifetime. Let’s get to work!
Born in Northern province of Rwanda and now residing in Gasabo/Kigali. I am a bachelor’s degree holder of Economics and Management from Uganda Christian University (UCU), a Post Graduate Diploma in Education Holder from University of Rwanda and I am pursuing a Masters in science of Economics in Kigali Independent University (ULK). I have a working experience of 7 years in the domain of marketing, planning, management, administration coordination and economics. I am currently working with Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) serving as Accounts Assistant from October 2019 to present.
Occupying different positions within B2P in Rwanda has equipped me with required knowledge to give capacity of fulfilling my tasks and other responsibilities which may be assigned to me. After work I normally analyze issues related to economics and management and read books related to economics in order to upgrade my knowledge and support my colleagues in all modules to be covered at school.
I and Jacqueline (my wife) are thankful to God for the greatest gift of our son Christian and daughter Belize we have so far.
I am graduate of the Kigali Independent University in Finance
And I have experience of more than 5 years in marketing and sales as well
Before joining B2P I have worked at Wonderful trading ltd for 3 years in domain
Of Marketing and Sales
I joined B2P in 2022 and work as Administration and Office coordinator
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends praying and watching movies
Carolyn Ogott has built her career, with a passion for supporting the growth and development of impact-led individuals and organizations; and a rooting in the idea that people amplify purpose.
Carolyn’s talent journey over the past 10 years has evolved across several roles including Relationship Manager, Executive Recruiter, Project Manager, Client Success Executive, and Global Consultant with a specialization in the private and non-profit sectors; in the USA and Africa.
She is a SPHRi with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and Marketing and a Prosci Change management practitioner.
Her role at B2P involves the design, development, communication, and execution of various talent strategies with an emphasis on creating happy, productive, and equitable workspaces.
In her spare time, she is a Lorax and an animal lover excited by sustainable solutions that protect our world.
It has always been my dream to be a part of the team working for positive changes and making a difference to a big number of people and after joining Bridges to Prosperity my dream became reality.
I believe that safety should be first before everything, people have to work in safe conditions, out of hazards and free from accidents with a comfortable environment.
I hold a bachelor degree in Finance from University of Rwanda in school of Business and Economics (CBE)- Class 2019. I’m passionate about Health, safety and environment with OSHA Certificate and HSE certificate from IPRC Musanze in partnership with GIZ.
I started my professional career in 2016 as an HSE officer in Remote Group Ltd. I worked in different construction projects with Remote until 2021 where I joined MASS.Build Ltd. I joined B2P on August,04th, 2022 as Health, safety and Welfare officer. I’m very happy to work for a company whose mission is to positively transform the lives of people by promoting social connections through the elimination of rural isolation.
When I’m not working- I like to spend time with Family, hangout with friends, play soccer and watch movies.
Dan Chao supports B2P with his wide array of technical skills. His goal is to provide technical support so his colleagues can do their work to continue to accomplish great things as a team together. His expertise ranges from database management, programming, and software design to software development management, data analysis, and business process management.
He has academic background with a Masters in Information Systems as well as over two decades of professional experience. This is in addition to all the toys, gadgets, programs, and computers that he has taken apart and put together many, many times.
He balances all the computer time with being outdoors including camping, hiking, and ultimate frisbee. He is very thankful for his family that includes his wife, two kids, and two puppies.
I was born in 1977 in the Southern Province of Rwanda where I grew up with four brothers and one sister. I attended primary school in Rwanda and studied construction and carpentry for three years at Maranatha Technical School in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I have been working in construction since 1992 and joined B2P in 2012. I’ve been with B2P Rwanda the longest of all our current staff.
I speak Kiswahili and Kinyarwanda. When I’m not building bridges, I enjoy watching movies, listening to gospel music, playing soccer and cheering on my favorite soccer team, Chelsea. I am married with four children, all girls.
I am the Country Director at B2P Uganda. A social development specialist by profession. I have worked in the civil society sector in East Africa designing, advocating and promoting systemic social change using human rights-based approaches. I am particularly effective at developing and nurturing collaboration with a range of actors, from civil Society, Government, donors, private sector, academics, including in complex humanitarian settings. I have extensive experience overseeing organizational development initiatives, mapping institutional capacity gaps and power dynamics, deepening participatory approaches in policy making and implementation, setting up accountability mechanisms for key actors in the East Africa region. I have extensive experience managing diverse teams. I have three Children, love farming, and enjoy taking long walks. I hope to bring a deep understanding of power dynamics rooted in race, gender, culture, class and nationality to B2P and help create a value-based organizational culture.
Diane Sine Ntaganzwa
I believe that staff deserve to work in conditions that are safe, comfortable and environmentally friendly. My passion for safety started when I was pursuing environmental chemistry at the National University of Rwanda.
My first job was in 2011 for a major manufacturing company in the country, and was my first opportunity to gain practical knowledge of health and safety, and since then, I have received many trainings in health, safety, and environment from URS Egypt, New Skills Academy UK, and OSHA.
I started working on construction projects in 2014, and worked for multiple international companies before joining Bridges to Prosperity in 2019 as Rwanda Health Safety and Welfare Manager. I find it exciting to work for a company whose mission is to positively transform the lives of people by promoting social connections through the elimination of rural isolation.
I love having a laugh with friends and family. Swimming, walking around lakes and watching movies are my favorite pastimes. Dogs and rabbits are my favorite pets.
I graduated with a bachelor’s of science in building economics and later pursued an ordinary diploma in civil and building engineering. During this period, I was mainly in the cell tower construction business, and due to my desire to improve on my leadership and construction management skills I pursued postgraduate diploma in project management, which I completed, followed by a master’s of science in construction, management. I possess over five years of postgraduate experience in public infrastructure design, construction supervision and project management.
I am a highly motivated and committed team player who believes that everyone has the right to feel joy in their lives, hence I came up with a phrase which I got from the word “JOY,” stating joined opportunities yield. I had this kind of mind set when I got the opportunity to work with B2P, which uses engineering and community resources to construct bridges for local communities, and I took it on with full enthusiasm.
I joined B2P in 2019 and I believe in the works of B2P, especially enabling isolated communities, which have difficulty connecting with other communities to have important opportunities (health facilities, education opportunities, markets for their produce) closer to them.
In my free time I normally engage in sports activities where I play or watch (cricket, rugby, lawn tennis) and some periods when I have the chance, I tutor the young generation through training clinics organized by the Ministry of Education and Sports.
I was born in 1989 in the Muhanga District of South Rwanda. I completed my primary schooling at Kirwa Catholique Primary School, completed O’level at Ecole Secondaire de Nyakabanda and I went to study at Ecole Technique de Nyamata, where I finished with A2 certificate in construction in 2009.
Following graduation, I worked as a Foreman for COFORWA, focusing on water projects for just under two years, and after I continued working in different companies on building, water and electrical projects. In 2013 I took short course in masonry, carpentry, steel working and AutoCAD for a year. Before joining B2P, I was self-employed as sub-contractor.
I first heard of B2P through Radio One News when they were featuring a story about a B2P inaugurated bridge. A few days after that news, one of the B2P Project Engineers called me and asked me if I was interested in B2P, so I jumped at the opportunity and joined it in 2017. I enjoy working as a foreman on bridge sites, and when I am not working I like to be with my family.
Erica Brandt is a certified Project Management Professional, and holds a BS/MS in Environmental/Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado, USA. She completed a certificate program within the Mortenson Center for Global Engineering to study the political, economic, and social factors that influence engineering projects. Work and volunteer opportunities in design, construction, and project management have led her to various parts of the world. After joining B2P to build bridges in Haiti, Erica opened and managed B2P’s Uganda Program, leading the Ugandan team while cultivating relationships with the national government. Now as Director of Strategic Partnerships, Erica aims to use her creativity and contextual knowledge to support systems-level strengthening of transport networks. In her free time, you can find Erica reading, dancing salsa, and traveling.
Hello, my name is Zuhra, born in Nairobi 1993, I have a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism and Traveling management; i’m fluent in English, French, Swahili and Kinyarwanda with plans to add some Spanish and Russian.I am a formal Marketing, sales and reservation executive Officer in Mega Reservations. I have visited all parts of Rwanda and all the touristic sites. I enjoy moonlight strolls on the beach, red roses by the armful and participation dances….Just kidding! I’m not a fan of any of those things except participation dances….I do mean Macarena. More seriously, my friends would describe me as easy going, a good listener, a wordplay ninja, and a waffle maker extraordinaire.
I was born and raised in Venezuela, and that is where I learned about the world. When I was in high school, I was part of different volunteer groups and community projects. I graduated from the University of Carabobo with an Industrial Engineering degree.
I believe that access is a human right. I joined B2P in 2017 as a Program Coordinator in Panama, one of the best experiences in my life. I not only discovered my passion for bridges, but the importance of creating connections.
After almost a year and a half of leaving Panama and B2P while moving to the United States, I rejoined B2P in 2019 at HQ, where I am currently the Marketing Manager. What excites me most about my work is being able to share our stories and challenges with the world, in addition to working hand-in-hand with a group of talented, smart and resilient people from diverse backgrounds.
I currently live in Denver, Colorado with my husband (who I met in Panama). In my free time you can find me painting and creating art. I love to be outside, and during the summer you can find me playing tennis, riding my bike, or camping, but during the winter find me learning to ski.
I had a desire of becoming an outstanding structural engineer after earning my bachelor’s degree in civil engineering because I wanted to reduce the dangers of buildings and bridges collapsing because of poor structure construction management.
I have had a long career in project management and structural engineering spanning more than 5 years. Prior to my two years as a project engineer at association d’exécution des traveaux d’intérêt public (ASSETIP), I spent three years as a site supervisor at Sk Archplans Architects & Town Planners.
I hold a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from University of Rwanda.
I am extremely thrilled to be a part of Bridges to Prosperity’s ambitious mission and serve as the project engineer because I believe we will succeed in eliminating poverty brought on by rural isolation.
With the zeal to learn to help improve livelihoods in the community, I sought training as a mason and carpenter, and am glad to have joined B2P in 2017 as a community mason on the Kama Suspended bridge. I have since joined in the construction of several other cable pedestrian bridges under B2P. I am glad about the impact that B2P creates in the communities.
My wife and I have six children, and when I am not working on B2P bridges, I spend time as a farmer.
I was born in 1985 in Kigali and come from a family of six, four sisters and two brothers. Before joining the B2P team, I worked as a mason for seven years on various commercial projects in Rwanda. I’ve now been working as a Foreman with B2P since May 2015, supervising the construction of both suspended and suspension bridges.
When I’m not out on site, I live in Kicukiro with my wife and three daughters. I like fashion and enjoy playing soccer in my spare time.
Rwunguko Jean D’Amour
I am a civil engineer with twelve years of work experience in lecturing, construction, engineering consultancy, projects management, and engineering public servics. I hold a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. I have been a full-time lecturer at the Integrated Polytechnic Regional College of Kigali for five years, and an assistant lecturer in the University of Rwanda’s master’s program of transportation. I have worked as transport analyst at the Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA) in Rwanda, and worked for different institutions as an engineer. Recently, I acted as Director General of Engineering Works for the City of Kigali for three years, and coordinated the execution of projects and studies of roads, ravines, transport and housing. Currently, I serve as Operations Manager at B2P, a role that has helped me appraise more on the power of improving rural transportation and mobility. I am a fan of soccer and like watching it with my wife Ezzo, son Gwiza, and daughter Juru.
I grew up in the Southern Province of Rwanda, and completed my university studies at the National University of Rwanda. I graduated in 2013 with the honor of a bachelor’s degree in law.
From 2013 to 2015 I worked as a legal assistant at Nyanza Law Cabinet by providing professional legal advice with legal support to clients. I then I started working as a Professional Court Bailiff at the Professional Bailiff Association (PBA), executing judicial decisions and decisions of competent administrative organs until 2019, when I joined Bridges to Prosperity as a District and Community Coordinator.
Through my working experiences with communities and district local leaders, I am proud of being part of a team that is creating access to opportunity through execution of agreements to ensure a positive relationship between Bridges to Prosperity and district offices.
When I’m free, I enjoy watching inspirational documentaries.
I joined Bridges to Prosperity as the Projects Manager in May 2019.
Before joining B2P, I worked for the Government in the City of Kigali, Infrastructure department for 9years, mostly devoted to coordination of planning, budgeting, resource mobilization, implementation, monitoring and evaluation as well as reporting for more than 25 projects pertaining to road construction, rehabilitation or maintenance, water, sanitation and urban traffic management.
I also worked with STRABAG International GmhH and China Road and Bridge Corporation as a Geotechnical engineer before working with the City of Kigali. Generally, I have more than 10years experience in project management, Human resource management, contract management, negotiations and problem solving at large.
I hold a Master of Science (MSc) in Highway Engineering and Management and a Bachelor’s degree with a Great distinction in Civil Engineering.
During my free time, I like reading, playing with my kids, listening to music and sing.
I was born in Rwanda in 1994, in the same year as the war, my family moved to Uganda, where I was raised. I studied in Uganda from nursery school through university. During high school, I studied geography, entrepreneurship, divinity, and economics before enrolling in Makere University in 2013. I had an academic internship with Kiboga District Local Government, where I was assigned to support the social assistance grant for empowerment by working with vulnerable people. In February of 2017, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Population Studies.
Following my graduation, I decided to return to Rwanda, leaving my family in Uganda. In Rwanda, I worked part-time with a consultancy firm as a research assistant before joining IPAR-RWANDA for a second professional internship. Passionate about transforming communities, I joined B2P in 2017, where I am glad to continue working with communities.
I was born and raised in the Amuria District, Eastern Region, Uganda, and am married with four lovely children. I am a qualified driver with over 17 years of experience driving different types of trucks. Before joining B2P, I worked with different private institutions like Spencon Construction Ltd. and Kagga and Patterns. When am not on the road, l like watching news and playing with my kids.
I grew up in Rwanda, where I attended my high school and university education prior to moving to Kenya to pursue my Master’s degree. I am holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in quantity surveying from University of Rwanda and Master’s degree in construction management from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. I have wide experience in construction project management and quantity surveying services not only in Rwanda but also in the East Africa region, spanning over seven years working for local and international organizations.
I joined Bridges to Prosperity in 2019 serving as Projects Manager and I currently oversee and manage daily activities of the construction team. High flooding rivers have been a big threat to human safety, especially in remote areas. This was my motive to join B2P team and ensure the last mile communities have safe access to education, health services, markets and other economic activities.
My career objectives are to diversify in the specialist area of construction project management and deliver value engineering to any type of construction project, and develop my skills and experience in an organization that offers both challenge and opportunity for personal initiative and career advancement.
When I am off duty, I actually spend my free time reading books, trekking and exploring magnificent wildlife in the national parks.
I was born in Southern Province of Rwanda. I am a graduate with Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Rwanda, and I am a corporate member of Institute of engineers in Rwanda.
I served in the Private construction company G.C.C LTD where I served as Assistant Site manager, from 2018 I had served on the position of GASABO District Procurement officer, I have worked on the position of Procurement officer of City of Kigali. I have served also in City of Kigali as Building inspector working in Gasabo District.
During 6years working experience, I underwent a series of professional development trainings such as in procurement, in projects management, in contract management, in feasibility study, in road detailed technical design, in environmental and Social impact assessment and in bridge design where I have been awarded the completion certificates in each course. I have also taken different training on construction sites, and in construction project studies. These responsibilities and training where spurred my interest in procurement and inspired to Join the Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) team on the post of Rwanda Procurement and Warehouse Coordinator.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, aerobic activities, reading books and watching movies.
I feel motivated and I am fully passionate to contribute to the Bridges to Prosperity mission, poverty alleviation through the construction of bridges which connect the isolated rural areas in order to build the better future of our descendant.
I am a holder of a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering from Gujarat Technological University and a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering and Environmental Technology from College of Science and Technology (Former KIST). I am a Civil Engineer with about 10 years of combined experience in civil engineering works such as analysis and design of civil engineering structures, supervision of construction works, etc with different companies namely SJEC Ltd, SADECO Ltd, GCC Ltd and CEDCO Ltd. I have also been a Lecturer at higher learning institutions namely University of Rwanda and INES Ruhengeri where I used to deliver modules related to analysis and design of structures.
I am now a Design Engineer at B2P, a role with which I hope to fulfill my dreams of designing safe structures particularly pedestrian bridges that will enable minimization of rural isolation. Outside of work, I like to read books and spend some time enjoying with my family.
I am a civil engineer with 8 years of experience in Construction of different structures working with Private companies; I did my secondary education in Byimana School of Science in Southern Province, I have bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from University of Rwanda. I also worked in transport analysis company as Supervisor at Zurka Consulting and Trading Ltd, during Traffic data collection and analysis in South, North, West and Eastern Provinces of Rwanda in 2022. I worked in Cheetah Construction Services ltd as site Engineer before Joining Bridges to prosperity in July 2022 as Project Engineer; Through this work, I am happy to participate in transforming lives of rural community by making inaccessible ways to a connected community with improved life. Outside my daily work, I enjoy playing Basketball, Praying, Reading Books and Enjoy time with my Precious family wife and my two Children.
As a structural engineer, I have always been interested in bridges. After finishing my masters in Structural Engineering in Modena (Italy), I spent the first three years of my career working in Spain for “FHECOR Consulting Engineers”, building up my abilities in design and bridge engineering.
After joining Bridges to Prosperity’s mission in Nicaragua as a Bridge Corps Fellow at the beginning of 2017, I have built almost 3 years of experience as Rwanda Engineering Manager working from Kigali, where I currently live. Since the beginning of 2021, I work as Global Corporate Partnerships Manager, where I build and maintain the relationships with our corporate partners. In parallel, I am also working as East Africa Marketing Manager, coordinating the capture of media and stories from our East Africa programs.
I like playing music, taking photographs, playing tennis and studying French in my free time.
Having a belief that rural isolation is the cause of poverty, I am delighted to be part of the team eradicating rural isolation and improving the lives of the people in the communities by building trailbridges.
Having completed a National Diploma in building and civil engineering at Uganda Technical College- Elgon (UTC-Elgon) in November 2016. I joined Mount Elgon Labour Based Training Centre (MELTC), a capacity building agency under Ministry of Works and Transport as an intern, which later granted me an opportunity to work as an apprentice where I worked in technical field works such as labour-based road construction, arch bridge construction and low-cost sealing which also improved the lives of the people of the communities by accessing health centres, schools and markets.
In 2017, I was attached by MELTC to the first project in Kama, where I was assigned to learn the methodologies of the construction of trailbridges and as well as conduct monthly reporting to MELTC. Having worked with B2P team for most of the projects in Eastern Uganda under attachment by MELTC, I was able to learn a lot from the team and also the vision driving the B2P team, having communities’ lives improved by eradicating poverty due to isolation.
In September 2019, I joined B2P as Project Foreperson and since then, I have contributed my skills and knowledge to serve the communities.
During my free time, I like listening to music (gospel), spending time with family, reading news and also inspirational books.
I was born in Huye District, in the Southern Province of Rwanda, in 1990. I completed secondary school in 2008 where I did mathematics and physics. I have B.Sc. degree in civil engineering from the National University of Rwanda.
I learned about Bridges to Prosperity in 2015, due to some footbridges constructed in the Muhanga District where I was working as District Engineer. When I was working as a community member during the construction of the Mubuga suspended bridge connecting Muhanga and Ruhango Districts, I had the opportunity to learn more about B2P and its mission. From then, I was very interested in working on such projects. I joined Bridges to Prosperity in 2019 as Rwanda Projects Engineer.
I am excited to work with Bridges to Prosperity because bridges being constructed contribute a lot to changing the lives of people through connecting them to different places. When I am not out working on site, I enjoy listening to music and attending live music events.
I am Maureen Murerwa, I hold a diploma in Entrepreneurship from Akilah Institute for Women in 2017, and I am in my final year pursuing a degree in International Relations at Kigali Independent University ( ULK).
I worked at Inkomoko Entrepreneur Development company asoffice work and logistics intern in 2016. I also worked as an intern at Akilah Institute for Women in recruitment and admission department in 2017.
I joined B2P in October, 2017 as Industry Team Site Liaison but when Covid-19 was at it’s peak in 2020 my job was stopped for almost 1 year and a half. I rejoined B2P in November, 2021 on the same position which has been modified to Corporate Site Liaison.
Being part of B2P has given me an opportunity to give back to my community as my passion is to serve andhelp people and I always enjoy to see the impact of B2P to the people in villages.
In my free time, I enjoy cooking, listening to gospel music and catching up with friends and relatives.
I’m a Civil Engineer graduate from Clemson University. I served as a Peace Corps Education Volunteer in Tanzania from 2012 to 2014 teaching Math, English and Physics at Mang’haila Secondary school in the region of Dodoma. I also led secondary projects dealing with AIDS/HIV Awareness, youth development, food security, and rainwater catchment. After finishing my Peace Corps service, I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2015 then volunteered with the Peace Corps again in Chuuk, Micronesia in response to Typhoon Maysak. After my 6 month assignment in Chuuk, I began working as a Reconstruction Engineer with the International Organization for Migration in Yap, Micronesia, rebuilding homes and public infrastructure buildings damaged by Tyhpoon Maysak on Ulithi Atoll.
I joined B2P in 2017 as a Bridge Corps Fellow in Tanzania. After completing my fellowship, I assisted with the Rwanda Needs Assessment as the Needs Assessment Manager before heading to Liberia to serve as the Program Manager for our newest country program. Despite not being very good at the following, I enjoy sports, hiking, photography and playing guitar.
Kwizera Jean De Dieu
I was born in Kigali-Rwanda in 1996, I grew up in the Eastern province- Ngoma District where my family lives. I studied at IPRC EAST/NGOMA CAMPUS in Construction From 2012 to 2014 and obtained A ‘level (A2). 2015-2019 I obtained an Advanced diploma (A1) from IPRC Kigali/Kicukiro Campus and started working in Civil engineering. In 2022 I started training at ADHI (American Dream Home International) for 12 months (this is the American steel frame construction technology), I have almost 4 years of working in civil engineering works mostly in residential building construction and road pavement supervision projects (including Geotechnical works).
In September 2022, I got the opportunity to join B2P as a Storekeeper due to the organization’s exciting mission and vision to serve local Rwandan communities. I am thrilled to contribute my skills and knowledge to achieve its mission. Outside of work, I love spending my time playing piano and listening to different kinds of music.
Kajuga Fatuma Said
It has always made me happy to be a part of a group that makes a difference to one or many people and after joining Bridges to Prosperity, I accomplish this every day.
I am a mother of three with a graduate degree from School of Finance and Banking – Rwanda (SFB). I worked for KK Security for four years, managing payrolls for over a thousand employees, and in different projects funded by USAID in the finance department for over a decade and a half before joining Bridges to Prosperity in May 2019 as a Program Accountant.
With a strong accounting and taxation background, I have always enjoyed working on payrolls and tax declarations. In addition to that I love playing with numbers and I enjoy doing reconciliations.
When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
I have spent the majority of my career in non-profit and B-corp spaces, most recently supporting the CEO, Executive Team, and Board of Directors at a leading provider of on-demand climate insights for emission-intensive companies, accelerating the path to net-zero. Prior to that, I supported the CEO, Executive Team, and Board of Directors at a domestic non-profit, supporting community development practitioners in under-resourced communities across the US.
At Bridges to Prosperity, I’ve held multiple roles and currently develop, facilitate, and support business processes and technology systems across the organization. I believe that processes and systems, when crafted collaboratively and implemented with intentionality, serve as the backbone of efficient operations and build the traction and momentum needed to accomplish organizational objectives.
I live in Denver with my husband (an elementary educator). As a recent empty-nester, I gain immense joy watching my young adult children find their paths in the world. And as an adoptive mother of two children from countries served by Bridges to Prosperity, I have a deep personal commitment to creating connection and opportunity for rural communities. Believing that connection is the best hope for eliminating poverty, I am honored to be a part of the B2P team.
I am a graduate of the University of Rwanda in civil engineering, the University of Manchester in engineering project management, and the Erasmus University of Rotterdam in urban housing and livelihood. I have occupied several senior positions in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning: first as an infrastructure sector specialist, then as an infrastructure senior policy analyst in the Office of the Prime Minister (Rwanda), then infrastructure development specialist in CEPEX, and most recently as the Director of Water and Sanitation Development Services in the Rwanda National Water and Sanitation Corporation Ltd.
I am very delighted to be part of the B2P team as a leader and also as an engineer. Representing B2P at the national level is a privilege. Being part of an amazing team that is self-motivated, poverty-alleviation driven, and is deeply motivated is one of the best things that can happened to any person whose dream is to see poverty graduation on a large scale.
Jean de Dieu Twizeyimana
I am a Civil Engineer with 5 years of work experience in Building construction, Roads , Bridges, Dams Construction. I’m experienced in water supply and Irrigation projects. I hold Advanced Diploma in Construction Technology from Integrated Polytechnic Regional College of Kigali, I also have a BacheIor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and Management from IST BURKINAFASO. I have been working with FAIR CONSTRUCTION Ltd for 8 Years General foreman and Site Engineer. Currently, I serve as Rwanda Project Engineer at B2P, a role that has helped me to appraise more on the Rural community by improving their transportation and mobility. I like to watch soccer football and like to Play Rugby. I like to spent more time with my SON MUGISHA.
Jean de Dieu Ndayisaba
I was born and raised in Rwanda, and after completing my secondary education in PCM (physics, chemistry, and mathematics), I received a one-year training in construction at the Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centre (IPRC) in Kigali. After this training, I was employed by Fair Construction Company where I worked for four years before joining B2P as field supervisor in 2019. I am married and have two children. Apart from the normal working hours, I enjoy spending time in prayer.
Jean de Dieu AHORUKOMEYE
I am a Civil Engineer with 3-4 years of work experience in Civil Engineering materials procurement, supply chain management and 1 year of experience in fleet management. I am a dynamic, resourceful and team work driven professional, a Rwandan by Nationality and I am one of a family of 9, seven siblings and one parent. I lost my dad at my young age and grew up with mom and my siblings.
Before Joining B2P, I worked as Procurement admin at Remote partners for different projects including New Bugesera International Airport, AAC factory, Gisagara Ash pond, Rugarama park estates, Masaka affordable housing, Rebero estates and so on.
I am currently working at B2P as a transport officer where I am tailored with all maintenance operations, spare parts and other mechanical supplies chain management, ensuring Driving safety and driving policy, vehicle documentation, scheduling lubrication and oil services etc.
Nevertheless, I am eager to contribute to a pace towards exterminating the rural isolation as a prevalence of extreme poverty and limited development.
I was born in Rwanda Kigali in 1991, I grew in Kigali where my family living. I studied at Eto muhima in public works A2 where I finished in 2011. I have started working in Kenyan construction company in 2012 as project engineer, I completed my civil engineering in 2017,2018 I continued to work in hydropower project in East African Power Company as site engineer. in May 2019 I joined B2P as Industry project engineer.
I like to work with Corporate Teams living in same life sharing ideas and knowledge mostly they are construction companies.
If I am not in work, I like to play Tennis and ultimate Frisbee, teaching it in Rwanda, organizing local tournament and international tournament in my country, traveling in East Africa participating ultimate tournament, seminars and helping to grow Ultimate in Africa.
I believe that, for all mighty problems that rural households are facing, there might be a way to solve them in the right manner, giving appropriate emphasis to the community’s needs. Research is the tool to identify those major problems and gaps, devise solutions, and implement interventions. So, prior to B2P, I was engaged in both applied and qualitative research aimed at addressing the issues that rural households face. I also made an effort to plan and carry out some volunteer projects. I’ve seen firsthand how well B2P is doing its part to improve rural households’ quality of life through the construction of trail bridges and other projects. It is incredible to witness a 36% increase in the labor market and a 75% increase in farm profit as a result of trail bridge interventions. It is very pleasing for me joining B2P and impacting rural livelihood. At B2P, I work on research about best practices in trail bridge impact evaluation, how the government collects, uses, and maintains infrastructure data, and successful models for rural infrastructure maintenance. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, watching movies, and hanging out with my loved ones.
I am Frederic Hategekimana, I hold a bachelor’s degree in Agri-economic from University of Rwanda graduated in 2012.
I am pursuing a Masters degree in Business administration option of Project Management in Mount Kenya University. I have of 9 years working experience with International Non Governmental Organization in the domain of Monitoring and Evaluation data entry clerks and cost share.
Before Joining B2P,I have been a full-time Monitoring Evaluation Data management and cost share officer in USAID Funded Project(Land O Lakes) for 4 years.
I joined B2P in March, 2020 as Accounts assistant. Currently this is a role that has helped to enjoy working on reviewing and approving Casual laborers payrolls, assisting in district invoicing, EBM Receipts tracking and filing.
I am married with two children, lovely baby girls Shimwa Olga Keilla and Ashimwe Reilla Kellen. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, praying, watching movies and listening to gospel and country music.
I am a hard-working, reliable individual who is meticulous in attention to detail. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management major in Finance from university, Beside I have a sing diploma in Sales Management and Marketing. I have worked as Account& Administrative Assistant from different companies. Currently, I enjoy working for B2P as Account Assistant. I show pride in all the work I do, I am responsible and like experiments.
Apart from above, I have kept interested sport, playing vale ball and most importantly spending with my family.
I am a Civil Engineer by Professional and I also hold a master’s Degree in Procurement and supply chain Management. I have been practicing Engineering since 2012 and I have been employed by FAIR CONSTRUCTION S.a.r.l and Bugesera District. I joined Bridges to Prosperity in May 2022 as a District and Community Coordinator with a wider Experience in working with the Districts, I am honoured to work with such wonderful team and passionate about bringing my contribution in negotiating trailbridges with the District in the best interest of rural lives towards their sustainable developments. I am also competent to perform any kind of Engineering activities and duties within B2P as I am skilled as a civil Engineer.
I am married, and I am a mother of three children. Outside of work, I really enjoy playing with my Kids, Going to Gym with my children and I love watching or listening Documentary and News.
I am a seasoned program manager, focusing on food security, livelihood and rural access development to eradicate rural poverty and inequality. I joined B2P in 2022 as an Ethiopia Program manager. Before joining B2P, I was the head of Action Against Hunger’s food security and livelihood department. I ensured the smooth integration of operation and program departments in the implementation of donor funding, including those from USAID, SIDA, EU, ECHO, DFID, and UNOCHA. I have also worked as a program officer and consultant for NGOs and UN agencies. I have a Masters degree in Food Security and Development Studies from Addis Ababa University as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Social Administration. My Master’s thesis was published in the EJDR Vol. 37 No. 1 (2015). I am now enrolled in a PMI certification course. I am married and a mother of two children and have a cute cat and dog. In my spare time, I like cooking and spending time with my family.
I was born in Rusizi District (formerly Cyangugu Province) in the country of Rwanda. I graduated in January of 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Rwanda, College of Science and Technology (formerly the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology), and I am completing a Master’s degree in Procurement and Logistics Management.
From March 2014 until February 2016, I served in Rulindo District as District Civil Engineer where the main responsibility was to coordinate all projects funded by Local Administrative Entities Development Agency (LODA). The projects funded by LODA are those contributing mainly to local economic development such as construction of feeder roads, markets, bridges, water supply systems, electrification, VUP, etc. I also served also as a permanent secretary of the Independent Review Panel for Rulindo District tenders appeals; in this role, I underwent a series of professional development trainings related to procurement and projects management, which spurred my interest in procurement and inspired my next employment as a procurement officer for Nyamasheke District in Western Province, where I worked from February 2016 up to April 2019. I left this position to join B2P Rwanda in May 2019 serving as Procurement and Logistics Coordinator, and I am now working as Acting Procurement and Logistics Manager.
I feel motivation and I am fully passionate to contribute to the Bridges to Prosperity mission and I hope my interest in procurement profession will continue to grow, as well as project management.
When I am not at work, I like being with my family, and playing with my little girls.
I am passionate abouting serving local communities and improving their living standards. I am civil engineer and graduated in 2012 from the University of Rwanda. I have seven years of combined experience in the fields of construction, road infrastructures and dams, civil and structural designing/drafting, site supervisory and monitoring as well as project coordination in different organizations and private companies such as American Refugee Committee, Daiho Corporation and RDCC. I also hold a certificate with the Associate Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIARB) for contract conflict resolution.
In November 2018, I joined B2P as Project Engineer due to the organization’s exciting mission and vision to serve local Rwandan communities. I am thrilled to contribute my skills and knowledge towards its mission. Outside of work, I love to spend my time with my lovely wife and son.
I’m inspired by working with the local communities and the entire B2P team to transform unsafe existing bridges (or river crossings with no bridge at all) to safe ones. I believe that the safe crossing offers equal opportunities for access to education, health care and economic opportunities.
I began working with B2P as a civil engineer student intern during the summer of 2013, then joined the B2P team full-time as construction manager in the field and oversaw the construction of both Sha and Rwamahwa suspended bridges. My work over the past eight years has focused on construction management, trailbridge designs, assessment of sites and topographic surveys, and negotiations with local partners. All this made me travel to almost all districts of Rwanda. Now, I am the Rwanda Partnerships Manager and spend much of my time in Kigali with some trips to negotiate with partner districts and institutions.
I was born and grew up in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. I came to Rwanda in 2004 where I continued my studies. I live in Kigali with my wife and our two girls. When I’m not building bridges, I enjoy having fun with my girls and running.
I hold a Masters of science in monitoring and evaluation and a Bachelor’s (Hon) in Business and Administration from Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi. Currently I am a French student at Alliance Francaise de Kampala doing level A1.1 beginner.
I am a very organized, self-driven lady and passionate about supporting community work in monitoring and evaluation. Previously, I worked in Community health research at Marie Stopes International and Uganda Health Marketing Group on USAID funded project where I got to work on project monitoring activities, data collection and management and impact evaluations of project in various fields like education and health. I also have an accounting background where I have worked on mainly financial data on reconciliations of bank statements and delivery runs at Jumia, Uganda.
Currently, I serve as an Enumerator in impact and evidence in Uganda. Bridges to Prosperity is a perfect fit for me because we have a shared desire to develop interventions that directly affect a population in a positive way.
Off the laptop, I am a good cook, I love listening to Phaneroo sermons, praise and worship music, and traveling for adventure.