Bridging the Gap Africa assists local communities in rural Kenya to build their footbridges across dangerous rivers.

Bridging the Gap Africa (BtGA) believes that marginalized African communities should not suffer from the dangers posed by impassable rivers.

Footbridges prevent drowning and ensure safe, uninterrupted access to education, health care, and economic opportunity. BtGA builds bridges that save lives.

IN A WALKING WORLD, ONE SIMPLE BRIDGE PROVIDES:

 
  • 200 safe crossings per day

  • 1400 safe crossings per week

  • 72,800 safe crossings per year

  • 1,092,000 safe crossings over 15 years

OUR BRIDGES TRANSFORM LIVES BY:

  • Allowing children to reach schools safely.
  • Improving community access to healthcare.
  • Preventing accidental death from drowning.
  • Eliminating crocodile and hippo attacks.
 

It takes a community...

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COMMUNITY INITIATIVE
The community initiates their bridge project by asking for assistance.

 

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
The community participates in every phase of the building project.

 

COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP
The community receives ownership of the bridge at the opening ceremony.

 

...to build a bridge.

BtGA assists community leaders to involve local volunteers, who gather sand and rock for the bridge footings and raise a portion of the cost to build the footbridge. We provide technical expertise and financial assistance to design and construct a safe and secure pedestrian footbridge.

At the completion of every project, BtGA formally commissions the bridge to celebrate the community's achievement with speeches, singing, food, and gifts.

BE A BRIDGE TO A BETTER WORLD!

Partner with Bridging the Gap Africa, and together we can save and improve lives. We care about the hundreds of thousands of women, children, and elderly living in an isolated, walking world – which few even know exists.

Help us put an end to needless deaths. Please donate today!

BE A BRIDGE. TOGETHER WE CAN SAVE LIVES.

THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS OF THE 2014 JAMBO GALA.