What's in a number?
One million dollars. One million miles on an airline. One million followers on Twitter.
But one million people is more than that.
This one million means one million individuals who go about their lives in a new and transformed way. This one million is a mother who lays her head down at night and doesn’t worry as much about the future because she has confidence in tomorrow.
This one million is one million individuals with a new story of connection and opportunity due to a footbridge built by Bridges to Prosperity.
It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of such a huge milestone, and don’t get us wrong: we’re ecstatic! But we also recognize how important it is to take a look inward and to remember what we’re really doing here. For one million people like Angelique, their daily lives are changed.
Angelique is a 13 year-old student who lives in the Shagasha community of Rwanda. She must cross a river every day to get to school. When the river flooded two months out of the year, she and her classmates were unable safely cross and would miss school. Missing school during a flood is no longer looming in the back of her mind, because the Shagasha Suspended Footbridge now provides safe and reliable access every day. For students like Angelique in Shagasha and over 500 other communities around the world, opportunity has presented itself and a new story of security and success is being written.
We're creating connection for one million more people who have the right to safe access.
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Members of the Circle understand that bridges are more than simply transportation infrastructure: they are how we create transformational change within a community through connection to education, health care and economic opportunity.