Ra’eda is one of Jordan’s first female plumbers, and in one of the most water-scarce countries on earth, leaky pipes can be an expensive and disastrous affair. What keeps Ra’eda most in demand, however, are the country’s cultural norms, which dictate that a stay-at-home housewife cannot have another man in the house while her husband is away. Before women plumbers joined the workforce, residential plumbing problems could go hours, days, or longer without being addressed, until the man of the house returned. The Millennium Challenge Corporation’s $275 million Jordan Compact invested in strengthening the country’s water infrastructure to power growth and progress. The compact also included an extensive outreach campaign on water conservation and small infrastructure repairs across poor households in Zarqa, home to more than one million people. As part of this outreach Ra’eda and several dozen other women received plumbing training, business start-up and marketing know-how, as well as vital equipment like a plumber’s toolbox, business cards, and a cell phone. Ironically, Ra’eda’s everyday work is helping to shatter the cultural norms that first facilitated her entry into the plumbing profession.