My colleague, Steve, went out today to do what I love to do -- visit a local village, eat a homecooked meal and interact with the "real" people. Unfortunately, I was stuck in a hotel conference room.
But one project funded by USAID is allowing commuities to make their own decisions about rain collection points -- to feed livestock, to provide fresh drinking water and to water crops.
Last night, we sat with 2 Jordanians who work on the project -- it was inspiring. This is exactly the type of project we should be investing in as tax payers.