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Nov 162010

Everyone close to me knows that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. On that day we celebrate Gratitude with family, food and no other distractions. In my mind, that’s as good as it gets.

On the topic of Gratitude, I remain hugely grateful to Zainab Salbi for her unflagging dedication to women in this world who have become victims of war. Anichini continues to support 6 women through this program.  Their letters and pictures, which come to us through the mail, are a constant and uplifting reminder of our own good fortune. They also offer us a window into the world of these remarkable women who are thankful beyond words for the assistance they receive.

To express our gratitude this Thanksgiving Anichini will donate $1 for every new blog subscriber this season to Women for Women International.

Zainab Salbi photo credit

Jul 292009
W4W Sisters in Nigeria

A W4W sister in Nigeria

About 3 years ago I was visiting my daughter, Ivy, at Bennington College. She had a remarkable friend named Galla Stambuk. Galla is Croatian and a devout Muslim.

Galla asked if she could send me some books. One of them was called Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny: Growing up in the shadow of Saddam by Zainab Salbi.

It is one of the best books I have ever read and taught me so much about Iraq and its culture, and it answered many questions I had about Hussein. The book is an autobiography and ends with Ms. Salbi’s desire to help women in the world who have suffered from war or occupation. Here at Anichini, we now support 6 women in this program. The program is called Women for Women International.

The picture you see here is from one of our W4W Sisters in Nigeria.