The Crosby Group to send its employees to Africa in B2P partnership6 October 2021
The Crosby Group, has partnered with US non-profit organization Bridges to Prosperity (B2P), to counter poverty caused by rural isolation.
B2P partners with local communities, partners, and foundations, to build trailbridges that connect residents to education, healthcare, and economic opportunities. It has built more than 360 trailbridges in 21 countries, to date.
Speaking to Hoist Magazine TV (HMTV) Robert Desel, CEO, The Crosby Group said: “We applaud the tremendous impact Bridges to Prosperity has made in communities around the world and are thrilled our products and expertise contribute to the mission.
“In the future, The Crosby Group intends on sending team members to assist in the building of bridges and in-person training. Together with B2P and our global channel network, we look forward to a world where rural isolation no longer exists so that families can access healthcare, children can travel safely to school, and farmers can reliably reach local markets.”
The Crosby Group’s contribution will include the supply of critical products such as clips, turnbuckles, snatch blocks and COLT’s (wire rope tension meter) for the construction of the next 32 bridges in Rwanda and eight bridges in Uganda.
Collectively these projects will connect over 181,000 people to health care, education and employment. It will also provide training and expertise to the teams constructing the bridges to ensure best safety practices for lifting and rigging.
“Rural isolation is a root cause of poverty, and connection is the foundation to opportunity. We have trusted Crosby products for years to enable our safe, sustainable and scalable solutions and consider The Crosby Group to be a core partner in every bridge we build,” said Brandy Bertram, Interim CEO/VP, Development, B2P.