The bridge was constructed in El Potrero, Nicaragua, near the city of La Trinidad, where approximately 100 families make their living farming corn and beans on steep hillsides. They live in huts constructed from bamboo and adobe with hard-pack mud floors. They have no plumbing or paved roads. A new addition of the past year is electricity. During the rainy season, the creek floods and they can’t take their goods to market and the children are unable to attend school in the surrounding communities.