Wendy Summer founded ZAANHA and ZAANHA Fund (ZF). She made her first trip to Afghanistan in April, 2006 to mentor women entrepreneurs and fell in love with the country and its people. After purchasing finely embroidered tribal coats at a local bazaar, she decided to start a business that showcased the exquisite embroidery produced by Afghan women. Since then, she’s ventured afield from Afghanistan to work with skilled artisans in neighboring countries who produce exquisite items of cashmere, silk and other fine materials. A portion of each ZAANHA sale is donated to the ZF. For more information go to www.zaanha.com.
Glamour. For Good.
ZAANHA means woman in Dari, one of the principal languages of Afganistan.
The ZF came into being after Wendy learned that thousands of indigent Afghan children were unable to go to school because they had to work on the streets to support their families. “These children are as smart as any others”, Summer recounts “and can go far if given the chance to have proper schooling”. A portion of all ZAANHA sales goes to the fund. The ZF also accepts direct donations which are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. All fund expenses are borne by ZAANHA. For more information go to www.zaanha.com.