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Why Bridges?

Rural community members often live in a walking world. When the rivers swell, walks to school, work or visits to a doctor can become life threatening commutes without a bridge to cross.

These areas often do not have sufficient infrastructure servicing their communities. Safe and maintained trails and footbridges are necessary to lead productive lives.

Infrastructure improvement is interwoven with poverty reduction.  Every effort to improve people’s lives relies on their ability to access services such as education, healthcare, and job opportunities. This is particularly true in the rural areas we work in, so we keep the United Nations’ eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in mind to combat worldwide poverty. They include halving extreme poverty, providing universal primary education, and improving child and maternal health, among others.

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The information on this page was provided by our parent organization, Bridges to Prosperity