Our cross national team is driven by a commitment to directness, transparency, and hard work - balanced with teamwork, humor and the desire to do good work.

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Brandy Bertram
Brandy Bertram
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Brandy Bertram
Interim Chief Executive Officer

Everything I do is in service of creating good – great big good, actually.

As such, my career has always been focused on helping mission-centered organizations attract, engage, and grow the people and philanthropic resources that fuel their work. Here at B2P I have the honor of leading our Talent and Development initiatives, leveraging my expertise in organizational leadership, philanthropy, and talent management in pursuit of our worthy mission and bold vision of ending isolation-caused poverty.

I first joined B2P as a donor years ago, inspired by the passion of the team and the significance of the impact. Then, in 2019 after a journey to see our work in-person in Rwanda, I became part of the full-time team. The richness of the landscape and joy of its people was on full display as we traversed the countryside. Part of that trip included attending a bridge inauguration that changed my life, and many others, for the better.

When not collaborating with my B2P colleagues you’ll find me exploring and tasting my way through life with friends and family, cheering on my University of Wyoming Cowboys, and giving back to my community through board service.

Eng. Rwunguko Jean D’Amour
Eng. Rwunguko Jean D’Amour
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Eng. Rwunguko Jean D’Amour
Rwanda Operations Manager

I am a civil engineer with twelve years of work experience in lecturing, construction, engineering consultancy, projects management, and engineering public servics. I hold a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. I have been a full-time lecturer at the Integrated Polytechnic Regional College of Kigali for five years, and an assistant lecturer in the University of Rwanda’s master’s program of transportation. I have worked as transport analyst at the Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA) in Rwanda, and worked for different institutions as an engineer. Recently, I acted as Director General of Engineering Works for the City of Kigali for three years, and coordinated the execution of projects and studies of roads, ravines, transport and housing. Currently, I serve as Operations Manager at B2P, a role that has helped me appraise more on the power of improving rural transportation and mobility. I am a fan of soccer and like watching it with my wife Ezzo, son Gwiza, and daughter Juru.

Edgar Mussajjawaza
Edgar Mussajjawaza
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Edgar Mussajjawaza
Project Engineer

I graduated with a bachelor’s of science in building economics and later pursued an ordinary diploma in civil and building engineering. During this period, I was mainly in the cell tower construction business, and due to my desire to improve on my leadership and construction management skills I pursued postgraduate diploma in project management, which I completed, followed by a master’s of science in construction, management. I possess over five years of postgraduate experience in public infrastructure design, construction supervision and project management.

 

I am a highly motivated and committed team player who believes that everyone has the right to feel joy in their lives, hence I came up with a phrase which I got from the word “JOY,” stating joined opportunities yield. I had this kind of mind set when I got the opportunity to work with B2P, which uses engineering and community resources to construct bridges for local communities, and I took it on with full enthusiasm.

 

I joined B2P in 2019 and I believe in the works of B2P, especially enabling isolated communities, which have difficulty connecting with other communities to have important opportunities (health facilities, education opportunities, markets for their produce) closer to them.

 

In my free time I normally engage in sports activities where I play or watch (cricket, rugby, lawn tennis) and some periods when I have the chance, I tutor the young generation through training clinics organized by the Ministry of Education and Sports.

Kajuga Fatuma Said
Kajuga Fatuma Said
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Kajuga Fatuma Said
Program Accountant

It has always made me happy to be a part of a group that makes a difference to one or many people and after joining Bridges to Prosperity, I accomplish this every day.

 

I am a mother of three with a graduate degree from School of Finance and Banking – Rwanda (SFB). I worked for KK Security for four years, managing payrolls for over a thousand employees, and in different projects funded by USAID in the finance department for over a decade and a half before joining Bridges to Prosperity in May 2019 as a Program Accountant.

 

With a strong accounting and taxation background, I have always enjoyed working on payrolls and tax declarations. In addition to that I love playing with numbers and I enjoy doing reconciliations.

 

When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

Achille Ndorimana
Achille Ndorimana
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Achille Ndorimana
District and Community Coordinator

I was born in Rwanda and grew up in the Western Province. I pursued my university studies at University of Tourism Technology and Business (UTB) in the art of business Information and technology, where I was awarded a Bachelor’s degree. 

 

Before I joined Bridges to Prosperity, I spent five years working with government at the district level, with local officials and communities from 2014 to 2019 with a non-profit organization, Delagua Health Rwanda. During this time, I worked as District Project Manager in Ngororero District. 

 

When I joined Bridges to Prosperity on April of 2019, it provided me with a great opportunity to work again with districts and communities. I like what I do at Bridges to Prosperity because I believe that safe access is a human right. When the community members have  year-round access to different facilities like health care, education, markets and employment, it provides important choices to pursue different opportunities.

 

When I’m free, I like reading the newspaper and  watching different kinds of sports.

Jeff Murenzi
Jeff Murenzi
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Jeff Murenzi
Rwanda Program Director

I am a graduate of the University of Rwanda in civil engineering, the University of Manchester in engineering project management, and the Erasmus University of Rotterdam in urban housing and livelihood. I have occupied several senior positions in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning: first as an infrastructure sector specialist, then as an infrastructure senior policy analyst in the Office of the Prime Minister (Rwanda), then infrastructure development specialist in CEPEX, and most recently as the Director of Water and Sanitation Development Services in the Rwanda National Water and Sanitation Corporation Ltd. 

 

I am very delighted to be part of the B2P team as a leader and also as an engineer. Representing B2P at the national level is a privilege. Being part of an amazing team that is self-motivated, poverty-alleviation driven, and is deeply motivated is one of the best things that can happened to any person whose dream is to see poverty graduation on a large scale. 

Omugen Paul
Omugen Paul
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Omugen Paul
Driver

I was born and raised in the Amuria  District, Eastern Region, Uganda, and am married with four lovely children. I am a qualified driver with over 17 years of experience driving different types of trucks. Before joining B2P, I worked with different private institutions like Spencon Construction Ltd. and Kagga and Patterns. When am not on the road, l like watching news and playing with my kids.

David Niyrimanzi
David Niyrimanzi
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David Niyrimanzi
Rwanda Engineering Manager

Joining B2P in September 2020, I was coming from both Rwanda local and central government institutions, where I served more than 10 years after my time at the National University of Rwanda and Yokohama National University, Japan. 

 

With reference to the positions occupied, I have gained expertise in several corners of transportation projects. I have been relied upon for interacting with clients for guidelines on concept requirements, coordination with architects and designers for development of concepts, budgeting, coordination to develop detailed engineering, and follow up on the execution of works, to closing and handover procedures for an entire project. 

 

It is a great privilege as a certified engineer having experience in Rwanda to serve the great vision and mission of Bridges to Prosperity. In the position of Rwanda Engineering Manager, I am responsible within the program for engineering management, bridge design, quality control, and asset management.

 

Born and raised in Kigali, I currently live in near the Kigali City Center on the National Road to the Southern Province, together with my lovely wife and our two daughters. At every occasion we enjoy participating in the socio-economic activities of our community, and biking and hiking in the beautiful landscape of our mountains, hills, valleys, and rivers near our home. 

Yandereye Solange
Yandereye Solange
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Yandereye Solange
Junior Design Engineer

I am a civil engineer with four years of experience in data capture and analysis for GIS products, as well as engineering, surveying, and bridge design. I have served B2P as a Design Engineer since 2018, and am responsible for bridge surveys and designs. I feel very happy when seeing that the community is no longer fording on foot while crossing the river on the same bridge site that I surveyed and designed. Through this work I enjoy travelling to remote areas and gazing at the beautiful hills in Rwanda covered with forest and tea plantations.

 

I enjoy spending my free time with my lovely husband and sweet firstborn, Briella.

Christina Barstow
Christina Barstow
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Christina Barstow
Chief of Strategy

I’m a program development and management enthusiast who believes rural infrastructure can provide a catalyst to economic empowerment. I’ve spent my career striving to use data driven research to design, implement and ultimately prove benefits of large scale international development programs. At Bridges, I’m excited to bring my passion and focus in using rigorous research-driven evidence to support the development of impact-based innovative financing solutions.

Over the last decade my work has focused on the research and implementation of appropriate technologies across a range of international development sectors including water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), nutrition, energy and infrastructure. After moving to Rwanda in 2011, I came on for a brief, but very rewarding time, as a Country Manager for Bridges to Prosperity where I established and built the Rwanda program. Having fallen in love with Rwanda’s rolling hills, I spent much of the next five years at DelAgua Health, where I led the in-country design and operations of a nation-wide campaign, distributing household water and energy products to almost half a million rural Rwandese. Most recently I received the Science and Technology Policy fellowship from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, where I served as the Water Evaluation and Behavior Change Advisor at the US government funded foreign aid agency, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). I earned a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Colorado where I focused on the benefits of large scale program implementation in developing communities. I’ve very much enjoyed the diversity of perspectives I’ve been awarded across public, private, academic and government sectors, and look forward to the continued growth at B2P.

As any good native born Coloradan, I love the outdoors and the sunshine. On most weekends you can locate me in the mountains; hiking or rock climbing. But also a huge lover of the city of Denver where you can find me running around City Park or teaching at the yoga studio.

Moses Odeete
Moses Odeete
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Moses Odeete
Foreperson

Having a belief that rural isolation is the cause of poverty, I am delighted to be part of the team eradicating rural isolation and improving the lives of the people in the communities by building trailbridges.

 

Having completed a National Diploma in building and civil engineering at Uganda Technical College- Elgon (UTC-Elgon) in November 2016. I joined Mount Elgon Labour Based Training Centre (MELTC), a capacity building agency under Ministry of Works and Transport as an intern, which later granted me an opportunity to work as an apprentice where I worked in technical field works such as labour-based road construction, arch bridge construction and low-cost sealing which also improved the lives of the people of the communities by accessing health centres, schools and markets.

In 2017, I was attached by MELTC to the first project in Kama, where I was assigned to learn the methodologies of the construction of trailbridges and as well as conduct monthly reporting to MELTC. Having worked with B2P team for most of the projects in Eastern Uganda under attachment by MELTC, I was able to learn a lot from the team and also the vision driving the B2P team, having communities’ lives improved by eradicating poverty due to isolation.

 

In September 2019, I joined B2P as Project Foreperson and since then, I have contributed my skills and knowledge to serve the communities.

 

During my free time, I like listening to music (gospel), spending time with family, reading news and also inspirational books.

Diane Sine Ntaganzwa
Diane Sine Ntaganzwa
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Diane Sine Ntaganzwa
Health, Safety and Welfare Manager

I believe that staff deserve to work in conditions that are safe, comfortable and environmentally friendly. My passion for safety started when I was pursuing environmental chemistry at the National University of Rwanda.

 

My first job was in 2011 for a major manufacturing company in the country, and was my first opportunity to gain practical knowledge of health and safety, and since then, I have received many trainings in health, safety, and environment from URS Egypt, New Skills Academy UK, and OSHA.

 

I started working on construction projects in 2014, and worked for multiple international companies before joining Bridges to Prosperity in 2019 as Rwanda Health Safety and Welfare Manager. I find it exciting to work for a company whose mission is to positively transform the lives of people by promoting social connections through the elimination of rural isolation. 

 

I love having a laugh with friends and family. Swimming, walking around lakes and watching movies are my favorite pastimes. Dogs and rabbits are my favorite pets.

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