Quienes Somos

Precedents

Colombia is located over the Andes mountain range and has one of the most diverse mountainous system and watershed of the planet. [Read More]

History

During response towards an emergency in 1994, the Swiss bridge builder Toni Rüttimann planted a seed and left his mark in Colombia. [Read More]

Our Team

2.500 countrymen and indigenous people are the base of our team. [Read More]

Puentes de la Esperanza is a civilian initiative of responsible co-participation whose purpose is to help rural communities that suffer mobility difficulties due to the absence of safe pedestrian crossing above rivers and streams.

Since 15 years we are legally constituted as a Colombian Non-profit foundation (Non-Governmental Organization). Thanks to the support of Institutions, Voluntary Benefactors and Corporate Alliances, we worked shoulder to shoulder with countrymen and indigenous people to stretch 90 pedestrian bridges that improve integrally the quality of life of approximately 60.000 people.

Our mission

To call upon and articulate the efforts of different sectors to facilitate the implementation of rural pedestrian bridges through the application of safe techniques and a participative methodology that actively includes the beneficiary Community, its Authorities and Leaders around simple and reliable solutions for infrastructures that improve the mobility conditions and quality of life of countrymen and indigenous people.

Our Vision

We present ourselves as an Organization with the capacity to reduce within the next decade the difficulties linked with the land mobility of Countrymen and Indigenous people, influencing favorably on the prevention and reduction of risks, and facilitating the access to education, health, safety and production of at least 200.000 rural residents of the Colombian territory.

Principles

  • SUPPORT and SERVICE… to the rural Community
  • COLLABORATION and INTEGRATION… with the Institutions
  • RELIABILITY and QUALITY… of our constructions
  • NEUTRALITY… towards every ideology
  • OPTIMIZATION… of the available resources
  • TRANSPARENCY… in our actions and management
  • RESPECT… for the people and our planet