Jolie Inspires Make-Up Artist To Help Afghan Women
Angelina Jolie has inspired her make-up artist to help women in his native Afghanistan get a formal education.
MATIN MAULAWIZADA, who has also done make-up for Gwyneth Paltrow, has set up Afghan Hands, which pays women in the country to embroider one-of-a-kind scarves and shawls, and also pays them to learn to read and write with a teacher.
He says, "She told me to put side my fears and do what I need to do.
"My goal is that they get high school diplomas. I received a shipment of shawls and (the women) had signed their names on the back. They had finally learned to write their own names. They were the most beautiful signatures I'd ever seen."