Why not just give people money?
GiveDirectly, the brainchild of four Harvard and MIT graduate students, is so simple, it's genius. Give poor Kenyan families $1,000 -- and let them do whatever they want with it.
Brilliant. People know what they need. This eliminates bureaucracy, paper work, all manner of aggravation. And the money goes right into the local economy, so there is a multiplier effect. Brilliant. More like this please.