Episode 10: Avery Bang; Bridges to Prosperity

Episode 10: Avery Bang

Imagine that to get to school or the local health clinic you have to cross a river. And in order to cross that river, you have to risk your life to get there. Or imagine there was a way for you to cross the river for half the year, during the dry season, but in the rainy season, you can’t cross the river at all. This is the case for more than 1 billion people in the world. Is this a problem that could be solved in this lifetime? This week’s guest on the Illuminate Podcast, Avery Bang, thinks it is.

Avery is the President and CEO of Bridges to Prosperity. Avery is a soccer player from Iowa, turned engineer, with a vision to change the world. In this conversion you will hear about Avery’s incredible vision and work. We talk about what balance looks like for her, reflect on being born into the lives we were, and Avery’s creative penchant, which has included multiple house flips!

Bridges to Prosperity works with isolated communities to create access to essential health care, education and economic opportunities by building footbridges over impassable rivers. They have reached more than 1 million people through their work – literally changing lives and improving quality of life. This episode dives into this work and what the organization is doing under Avery’s leadership.

If you want to feel encouraged, inspired and learn something new, this episode is for you! Enjoy my conversation with Avery!

Show Notes:

Host: Kristin Srour

Krista Tippett On Being

Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

Avery’s TED Talk!

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