Bridges to Prosperity

Building pathways to resilience

Image courtesy of Envision Rwanda, Bridges to Prosperity

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Bridges to Prosperity’s mission

More than 250 million people lack safe access to healthcare, education, and employment due to an impassable river. Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) partners with local governments, global stakeholders, and communities to construct cost-efficient, long-lasting trail bridges that connect people to vital resources. To date, B2P has built 500+ bridges that serve more than 1 million people globally.

Headshot of Etienne Mutebutsi, Bridges to Prosperity's Needs Assessment Program Manager

“The suspended trail bridge in Marenge helps the community to have access all year round. The community won’t have to struggle to maintain the bridge every year or every rainy season. Now they can actually cross safely on a daily basis.”

— Etienne Mutebutsi, Needs Assessment Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa, Bridges to Prosperity

Impact in action

Group photo of three B2P employees standing and smiling at the camera at the B2P exhibit in the AU 2023 Exhibit Hall (left to right): Nicola Turrini, Global Corporate Partnerships Manager; Eniola Mafe-Abaga, Global Advocacy & Partnerships Director; and Jean D'Amour Rwunguko, Programs Director, East Africa.

Autodesk Foundation

Connecting the Autodesk community with impact

More than 12,000 AU 2023 attendees had the opportunity to engage with B2P and learn about its impact through an interactive exhibit, co-created with Autodesk.

Screenshot of B2P's interactive Fika Map: Digital aerial view of topographic map with dozens of different colored dots sprinkled across mountainous terrain; a right-side-bar with additional detailed information, text mostly illegible.

Design & Make

Leveraging AI to connect isolated communities

Using existing data and AI, B2P’s interactive Fika Map can demonstrate impact by showing where bridges are needed, how many people they would serve, what they would connect people to, and the economic and social benefits.


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Aerial view from one end of a long B2P trail bridge, with chain-link fencing on either side of the bridge, roughly four feet heigh. In the distance, at the other end of the bridge: a house sitting atop a grassy hill surrounded by lush trees and shrubs, with more mountains and trees in the distance, around and behind the 2-story hilltop house.

Autodesk Foundation

Expanding virtual site visits

Bridges to Prosperity has collaborated with Autodesk pro bono consultants to expand remote technical assessments and virtual site visits, strengthening B2P’s ability to connect with stakeholders, from donors to volunteers, to scale bridge builds.


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Side view, from a distance, of a silhouetted B2P suspension trail bridge with two construction workers in the middle of it (one sitting, one standing). Trees line the base of the frame, under the bridge and workers, with a backdrop of a partly cloudy sky at dusk.

Autodesk Foundation

Scaling impact in corporate philanthropy

Since joining the Autodesk Foundation’s Health & Resilience portfolio in 2020, B2P has utilized the full spectrum of in-kind support, including Autodesk software, technical training, and pro bono consultants to advance its mission.


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Headshot of Nivi Sharma, Bridges to Prosperity CEO

“Nearly 1 billion people around the world lack basic access to transportation infrastructure that takes them to markets, to workplaces, to schools, to clinics—and we want to solve that in our lifetimes.”

— Nivi Sharma, CEO, Bridges to Prosperity

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