Zainab Salbi is the founder of the Washington-based group Women for Women International. The organization works to help women recover from the ravages of war and become active citizens by offering direct aid, job training, micro-credit loans, rights awareness and leadership education.
Salbi's group organizes "women's circles," which connect 20 local women in support networks, and recruits sponsors--"sisters"--around the world who correspond with the war-affected women regularly by letter.
Zainab is featured in the May 12 issue of TIME Magazine
in an article written by Caroline Kennedy.