Los Alamos Rotarian Jean Gindreau on a bridge in Nicaragua. Courtesy photo
Six Rotarians traveled to Nicaragua in late April to help work on a bridge in conjunction with Bridges to Prosperity.
The group is shown here standing on a bridge in Arenales that was built with the help of Rotarians in 2017 on TRF Global Grant #1641321. Bridges to Prosperity, the collaborating partner on the grant, “envisions a world where poverty caused by rural isolation no longer exists”.
This bridge provides access to healthcare, education and markets for residents in several communities. Bridges to Prosperity and Rotarians teach communities how to build footbridges over impassable rivers. Rotarians Jean Gindreau of Los Alamos, Norm Arnold of Alamogordo, Doug Borrett of El Paso, Texas, Ken Bingman of Newport News, Va, Robyn Long of Newport News, Va and Carey Beamesderfer of Santa Teresa worked on a bridge in Monte Verde, Nicaragua. They helped the locals mix cement to construct the base for the steel towers for the Monte Verde bridge. The bridge is expected to be completed by the end of this month.
The trip to Nicaragua was an incredible opportunity for Rotarians to get involved on their international projects in which they are a sponsor.