Building Community Bridges, Inc. (New York, NY)

Name

  • Name:Ms. Enyonam Nanevie
  • Title:Founder and President

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Building Community Bridges, Inc.
  • Address:244 5th Avenue Suite E283
    New York, NY 10001
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:888-486-4218
  • Main fax:212 591 6008

Organization Web

User Address

  • Address:BCB Togo
    B.P. 8868
    Lome
    Togo

User Phone

  • Direct phone:917-775-5804
  • Mobile phone:011 228 9251-8757

User Web and Email

Location

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General

  • Mission:
  • Building Community Bridges, Inc. (BCB) is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization launched in 2006 by an all-volunteer team. BCB’s mission is to increase the quality of life in rural villages in West Africa by providing access to clean water, education, and basic health services. Through knowledge transfer BCB promotes gender equality and empowers rural women to be the new agents of development and change, through a sustainable and multifaceted strategy.

  • History:
  • Building Community Bridges, Inc. (BCB) is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization launched in 2006 by an all-volunteer team. BCB’s mission is to increase the quality of life in rural villages in West Africa by providing access to clean water, education, and basic health services. Through knowledge transfer BCB promotes gender equality and empowers rural women to be the new agents of development and change, through a sustainable and multifaceted strategy.

    All of BCB’s programs address stagnation in rural village development by integrated efforts toward diversifying village governance. The goal of each program and project is village self-sufficiency. BCB builds water pumps, schools, and clinical dispensaries. Socioeconomic and cultural stagnation in rural villages is the prevalent impediment to development and change, ultimately contributing to the local and global disease burden while preventing individuals and communities from achieving economic empowerment.

    Most rural villages of West Africa are governed by a male central chief with an all-male advisory board, while the women of the village perform the majority of the work and yet have no voice on the decision-making body. Women locate and provide water, farm, prepare food, and provide care for the sick and elderly. Women are significant stakeholders in village life and are instrumental to project sustainability in their communities.

    BCB’s integrated water program employs the techniques of the global WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) campaign to train women in sanitation and hygiene technologies and practices, as well as providing leadership coaching within the context of gender equality. With our approach, project construction does not begin until the community creates concrete strategies for project maintenance as well as education plans for the village. The main goal of our water program is to increase access to clean water, introduce and train women in WASH technologies, and build Eco-San toilets to provide access to and improve sanitation facilities.

    From a culturally relevant perspective, rural women are charged with at least 80% of the activities and work in sustaining village communities. However, they are not included in the decision-making bodies that govern the activities of the villages. As the central figures in rural village life, women have the potential to become effective agents of change if they are given the opportunity to lead in the domains of village life that are traditionally managed by them. BCB recognizes women as the most appropriate agents of change in their villages because they understand from first-hand experience the problems their communities face.

    With the successful completion of BCB’s first pilot project in the village of Koussougba, funded by the Segal Family Foundation, BCB plans to bring this project to another village. BCB seeks funding to continue the vital work of providing access to clean water, transferring knowledge of WASH technologies, and empowering women and rural communities.

  • Year established:2003
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:5
  • Advisory board size:3
  • Staff size:8

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:01-0803455

Other Organization Web

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:010803455
  • Organization Name:BUILDING COMMUNITY BRIDGES INC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% ENYONAM NANEVIE
  • Organization Address:244 5TH AVENUE SUITE E283
  • Organization City:NEW YORK
  • Organization State:NY
  • Organization Zip:10001-7604
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2, 1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization, Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:February, 2010
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2014
  • Filing Requirement Category:02 (990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $25,000 per year)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:Q30
  • Asset Amount:$0
  • Asset Code:
  • Income Amount:$0
  • Income Code:
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$0
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 7:01:48 pm

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