Donate a Bambula Doll to a Refugee Child

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Donate a Bambula Doll to a Refugee Child

Founded in 2011, Kuchinate, which means “to crochet” in the Eritrean language of Tigrinya, is a collective of over 300 of the most vulnerable asylum-seeking African women in South Tel Aviv. The women earn a fair wage by creating hand-made baskets that are sold in Kuchinate’s studio, as well as at venues throughout Israel.
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Founded in 2011, Kuchinate, which means “to crochet” in the Eritrean language of Tigrinya, is a collective of over 300 of the most vulnerable asylum-seeking African women in South Tel Aviv. The women earn a fair wage by creating hand-made baskets that are sold in Kuchinate’s studio, as well as at venues throughout Israel.

Now, the economic, social, and health implications of COVID-19 are particularly punishing to the African asylum-seekers in Israel.  With unemployment close to 70% and rising, and no access to unemployment or public health and social services, fears for food and housing security are rising.

But Kuchinate women are survivors -- of trafficking, domestic abuse, and torture. Undeterred, Kuchinate women have initiated this unique project to confront the current crisis.

Your donation of a doll can help them.  By purchasing a doll, together we can:
  • Generate income for vulnerable women -- 100% of your donation will go to an asylum-seeking woman for her work.

  •  Give a gesture of love to children of the community-- Most live in cramped conditions, with no computer or TV, and very few toys. A new and beautiful African doll that these children can relate to with pride can go a long way.

  • Preserve the dignity of work while safe at home -- For women who have experienced trauma, keeping busy with therapeutic work is crucial during times of crisis.

There has never been a more important time to remember with compassion that “We Were All Once Refugees.


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