When bridges are in good repair, we tend take them for granted. But deteriorating bridges threaten physical safety and economic security. In DR Congo, accidents on such bridges cause the loss of thousands of dollars’ worth of goods, and even loss of life.
Poor bridges cause many problems, some of which are:
hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of goods are destroyed in accidents
people lose their lives
farmers can’t get their goods to market
hospitals and clinics are more difficult to get to
access to schools is challenging
daily activities, such as carrying food, water, and palm oil, are risky and dangerous
But there is hope!
People in Congo know that investing in repairing bridges and roads can make a significant economic impact for their communities, as well as provide access to schools, hospitals, and water sources.
And although twelve bridges have been replaced in the area, there are many more problematic and dangerous bridges that desperately need replacing or repairing. The Covenant Church of Congo would like to repair seven bridges between Karawa and Loko. This is a key national route that will increase transportation and provide better access to markets, ports, hospitals, clinics, and other facilities.
Explore the Bridge Repair Projects in Congo!
Blue = finished
Green = planned (pending funding)