Categories:
    Income
  • Infrastructure
Status:
Completed
Completed On:
Nov 2013
Start Date:
Jan 2013
Cost:
$17,000

Construction of Bridge

Rivers overflow and cover primitive bridges during the rainy season.

During the heaviest rains, walking alongside the river to look for a safe crossing sometimes added as much as two hours each way to the travel time of a child trying to get to school, a sick person trying to reach the former dispensary, or a farmer going to town to sell his products. Karimu partnered with Bridging the Gap Africa (http://www.bridgingthegapafrica.org/) to build a walking bridge over the river that bisects the village, ensuring safe crossings during the rainy season.

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Benefits:

  • Villagers have access to medical help and food during their rainy season

  • School attendance by both students and teachers rose because travel became safer and shorter

  • Farmers can continue to bring their products to town