About the Organization: Bridging the Gap is dedicated to saving lives and improving the quality of life for marginalized communities across sub-Saharan Africa by constructing pedestrian footbridges to overcome the dangers posed by impassable rivers and ravines that threaten their safety, limit their access to education and healthcare, and restrict economic opportunity.
DPC Engagement: For many years, DPC has supported the repair, maintenance, and upkeep of a pickup truck that has been the lifeline of the organization, allowing it to continue its important work. The cost of maintaining a vehicle in Kenya is very high due to poor roads and harsh conditions. The pick-up truck was originally purchased largely with funds that were contributed to Bridging the Gap by a group of Doylestown Presbyterian Church members who traveled to Kenya in 2007. DPC is currently helping to fund an engineer position, which allows the organization to build more bridges and serve more people.