My Jordan blog


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 the economy.




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