Herrera Cancha, Cochabamba


In  2012 AWL NMSU partnered with the non-profit organization Bridges to  Prosperity (B2P) to provide year-round access to the community Herrera  Cancha in central Bolivia.   Nineteen students traveled to Bolivia in  the summer of 2012 to construct a pedestrian suspended bridge in the  community.  The community members were unable to cross the river five  months out of the year due to heavy rain fall. The bridge benefited over  100 families in the area giving them a way to connect to the life-line  of the community which is the road.  The bridge will give the community  easy access to education, access to healthcare facilities and a way for  farmers to take their crops to the market in a nearby town.