Wednesday

1st Phase of Dam Done!

It's been years since we began work on the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, and it's going to take even more years before the project's done, but phase one has been completed. The road was rocky at times but we hung on, and I'm glad we did. Congratulations to Lesotho, to Basotho, and to our team for their sacrifice, their resolve and their vision.

We've only just begun, I should add, and the hardest tasks remain ahead. They are, in the short term, poverty reduction and elimination of AIDS. So let's all re-roll up those sleeves and get back to work.