Kuchinate <3 Kol Zchut
Kuchinate (crochet in Tigrinya) is a collective of African asylum seeking women living in Tel Aviv. The socio-psychological project aimed at empowering these women, giving them the opportunity to earn money and have a breath of air outside from the harsh realities of their lives through a work grounded in African culture. Since 2011, Kuchinate has changed the lives of dozens of women, most of them mothers, whom the collective serves as a source of income and a second home.
In our social impact workshop, Kol Zchut has created a lovely seating area for Kuchinate that will allow the girls to sit outside – breathe the fresh air while knitting. The shelves units made during Birthright’s workshops have become a home for the dolls, notebooks and baskets of the collective.