Zoe Sandvig
Photo by Katherine Brandt

Patchwork sisterhood

Business | A new Washington boutique is bringing hope to Africa and to the capital
by Zoe Sandvig
Posted 9/25/09, 04:11 am

WASHINGTON-Five blocks from the National Zoo, a banner outside a brick storefront on Mt. Pleasant Street announces the grand opening of Amani Ya Juu's first U.S. boutique. Amani, an organization started in 1996 to offer hope and trade skills to struggling women in East Africa, since its summer opening has added an artsy, fair-trade feel to the tony establishments in northwest Washington.

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Brian Tropiano

'Look back, walk forward'

Fashion | The models of Amani ya Juu took and unusual path to the runway
by Zoe Sandvig
Posted 1/17/09, 12:00 am

In 2006 Gladys Achieng of Kenya had an illness that left her temporarily paralyzed. It took her two months to learn to walk again. This fall the 28-year-old and nine other women from Amani ya Juu-an African organization (see WORLD, Dec. 8, 2007) that offers help and healing-traveled around the United States. They walked fashion runways to unveil Amani's new clothing line and tell their stories of suffering and hope.

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Miramax Films

Cinematic stunner

Movies | Friendship and tragedy collide in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
by Zoe Sandvig
Posted 11/15/08, 12:00 am

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