Bechtel Takes on Rwanda Bridge 2019

Ten of the finest (!) Bechtel Colleagues from UK Infrastructure business have teamed together with the Charity, Bridges to Prosperity, to plan and deliver a much needed footbridge for the villagers of Nkuna, in Rwanda. 

The team consists of: Camilla Barrow, David Ivo, Gillian Angliss, James Martin, Catharine Cromack, Mohamad Al Taki, Adam Cooper, Alexey Larin and Damian Strugala.

This bridge will enable the 2,505 community members safe and all year access to the Mahoko market centre to trade and sell as well as the Terimbere health centre. The river which separates the two communities is too dangerous to cross due to flooding 180 days of the year which cuts off critical resources to the community. Attempts to cross the river by the villagers has resulted in multiple incidents and fatalities each year.

After months of engagement and surveys with the community, the design for a 76m suspended bridge is complete and the team have committed a two week period to complete the build.

£15,000 is required to fund the final build which will take place over two weeks from the 20th July. The money raised will cover the travel costs, safety gear, and small tools and equipment for the team of ten (listed above) and for the local workforce.

Without this funding the project will not take place and we are running out of time! Any support for this project will be greatly received and will really make a difference.

Thank you

Donations (0)

  • Anonymous 
    • £20 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £1,500 
    • 2 mos
  • Kasra Ansari 
    • £15 
    • 2 mos
  • LeeAnne Lang 
    • £75 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £20 
    • 2 mos

Fundraising team: Nkuna Bridge Team (12) 

David Ivo 
Organizer
Raised £984 from 14 donations
Camilla Barrow 
Beneficiary
Camilla Barrow 
Team member
Raised £5,890 from 11 donations
Sinisa Galac 
Team member
Raised £1,464 from 11 donations
Catharine Cromack 
Team member
Raised £1,117 from 26 donations
James Martin 
Team member
Raised £930 from 25 donations
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