Engineers Without Borders - Building Footbridge in Kenya
(Irvine, Ca, USA)
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We are building a footbridge in Endana, Kenya near Nanyuki and we have already raised over $23,000 toward our budget of $37,000. We are seeking donations to complete our costs for construction and local labor. We will be leaving this July and will complete construction by September. You can see our plans on our website http://www.ewb-oc.org/kenyafootbridge.html.
Our structural plans for the footbridge has been approved to begin construction. On our Kenay EWB-OC website you will see a villager up to his neck in muddy water as he wades across from one side of the river to the other. The bridge is a critical need because it allows the people of Endana to access the Segura Medical Clinic and Middle Schools year round. The river is inaccessible due to flooding when it rains which makes it impossible to pass if you are elderly, a child, or simply cannot swim to the medical clinic or schools on the other side.
EWB-OC selected this project as part of a 5-year commitment to help the people of Endana with their community needs. Building the Footbridge is just one of several planned projects for the Endana community.
It is a simplified suspended bridge designed specifically so the villagers will be able to assist in the construction and maintain it after we are gone. We will use local labor and materials to help boost the economy and living status of Endana and nearby areas.
Please contact Debra Kennard firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in supporting our project. We are also looking for hand tool donations as well as funds.