The Bridges to Prosperity University of Toronto Chapter is pleased to announce that our next bridge project, for May 2017, will be in Chilcani, Bolivia! This town, with an average altitude of 3700m is located in the southeast area of the Cochabamba region. The bridge, in this agricultural community, will serve 45 people and 10 students. Their current bridge is impassable from December to March and last year, two accidents occurred. The B2P bridge will provide access to a school in Chilcani, healthcare facilities, and markets in metropolitan areas like Punata, Cliza and Anzaldo.
A B2P UofT team travelled to Guatemala between 15 July and 2 August 2016. Working with community members in Patzula, in the municipality of Joyabaj, the team constructed a suspended cable bridge spanning 33 metres to connect two remote communities in the Western Highlands region.
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The University of Toronto Chapter of Bridges to Prosperity will be partnering with the community of Patzula, Guatemala to construct a footbridge in late summer 2016 (click here for information about the project). Please consider donating to support this project. Funds raised will go directly towards materials and equipment required to construct the bridge.
The University of Toronto Chapter of Bridges to Prosperity (B2P UofT) is a student branch of the international organization Bridges to Prosperity. Our mission is to eliminate rural isolation in the developing world through the design and construction of footbridges. The University of Toronto Chapter was initiated by passionate students in 2014.