We have been excited to follow the progress of a bridge project in Chari Chari, Bolivia that Bridges to Prosperity is building! Bridges to Prosperity is a nonprofit whose mission is to ‘provide isolated communities with access to essential healthcare, education, and economic opportunities by building footbridges over impassable rivers.’
Mano a Mano developed a collaborative partnership with B2P last year to assist them in shipping their bridge-building supplies from our US warehouse to Bolivia. These supplies are now being used to build this bridge in Chari Chari, as well as a number of other projects in Bolivia.
Chari Chari is a small community in the municipality of Omereque (where Mano a Mano has constructed in a number of projects, you can see a few below at the bottom of this post). To get to the central municipal town, where many of the primary services and markets are, it is a long and dangerous walk during dry season and almost impossible when the river is flowing.
Because of these circumstances, Bridges to Prosperity is constructing a 137-meter suspended footbridge to connect Chari Chari; it is expected to have more than 300 people crossing each day.
Mano a Mano heavy equipment will be helping to level the groundwork on both sides of the river.
Bridges to Prosperity has a page on their website with more details and photos of this project. We look forward to seeing the progress on this project!
Mano a Mano Projects in Omereque
Atajados (we have built 153 small water ponds):