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Here at Africa Bridge, we love numbers! Why? Because they play a critical part in making change happen- from tracking results to balancing our program budgets.  And speaking of budgets, our Financial and Operations Manager, Alex Chester, does an amazing job working closely with our staff in the U.S. and Tanzania to ensure funds are […]

Recently, Africa Bridge worked with a team of students at Portland State University to develop a pilot cell phone application to assist with gathering data in rural Tanzania. Susan Stewart and Ellen Worcester from Africa Bridge worked tirelessly with six students to make this idea a reality. For further information on the project click here. So, here’s the inside […]

The avocado cooperatives in the Mpombo Ward are doing very well with over 10,000 healthy avocado trees planted and anticipated to generate a highly successful harvest by 2014. Recall that in 2012, we started avocado cooperatives in every Mpombo village. Equally exciting, our partner The Rungwe Avocado Company, reports greater demand for Hass avocados from […]

We had spent our week in Tanzania visiting villages in various stages of the Africa Bridge five-year timeline. Many were in their second or third years. We met one village, though, that was nearing the end of its 5th year. It was called Bwilando village. The road to Bwilando is a very long one, over […]