Bridges to Prosperity

A Team of Flintco Volunteers Traveled to Africa on a Bridge Building Mission

Mucyabahinja, Rwanda  |  February 17th – March 6th 2022

Our Bridges to Prosperity team arrived home safely! During their two-week mission, Communications Lead Burgundi Willyard shared a daily journal entry and photos from the team. Read about the team’s journey below. Enjoy!

The slide show above shows a design created by Flintco’s Denver Marketing Manager Michelle Koca for a bandana and a t-shirt we produced for the Flintco team and our Rwandan B2P partners.

A bridge is something most of us take for granted. But nearly 1 billion people around the world don’t have safe access to critical resources like health care, education, or employment due to an impassable river.

To help change that equation, Flintco partnered with Bridges to Prosperity (B2P), an international nonprofit dedicated to building bridges in isolated communities around the world. In February 2022, 10 volunteer employees from Flintco traveled for a two-week build in a rural Rwandan community within East-central Africa to complete a badly needed suspension bridge.

We exceeded our B2P fundraising goal of $12,500 by raising $12,842. Thank you to everyone who contributed!

The inspiration for Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) came in the form of a picture in National Geographic. The image here is of the nearly 400-year-old Sebara Dildiy — which means "broken bridge" in Amharic, Ethiopia's national language — along the Blue Nile river. The bridge’s center span had been missing for decades when the founders of B2P saw the image in 2001 and decided to do something about it. Read more about this amazing organization and the story behind the inspiration by clicking on the button below.

The current makeshift bridge that serves the village of Mucyabahinja, Rwanda in East central Africa is life threatening and nearly impassable.