I arrived in Amman August 15, 2008, after spending three
weeks in Norway, where we married off my youngest brother.
I am here to do a bit of volunteer work with
Collateral Repair Project (the name an obvious response to the term
'collateral damage.') CRP was founded by Sasha Crow, who is
currently joined by Mary Madsen, her co-director.
CRP helps Iraqi refugees in Jordan with "micro
projects," one family at a time. It's not big business, but
then, there's no big bureaucracy, either. Micro
projects have included beauty salon setups, computer with printer, power
tools, etc.--all with the goal of allowing the recipient to earn extra
money, since Iraqi refugees in Jordan are not allowed to work legally in
blog entry (Aug 23 Computer Center)