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A Simple Bridge is the Solution

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In rural Ethiopia, a river three football fields wide can prevent a child from getting to the closest medical clinic. The problem: no bridges to bypass bodies of water.

A basic footbridge could solve the dilemma, yet countless communities in the developing world lack this simple structure.

Bridges to Prosperity aims to resolve this issue. The Denver-based nonprofit builds footbridges to provide isolated communities with access to health care, education and economic opportunities.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Really cool idea- I just know that some of these footbridges can also be unsafe based on some experience I had living in Ghana. How do they make sure the bridges stay in tact?