Kuchinate (which means “crochet” in Tigrinya) was founded to provide economic and psychosocial empowerment to the most vulnerable segment of the African asylum-seeking community in 2011. Since then Kuchinate has enabled hundreds of vulnerable women to rebuild their lives and build resilience and economic independence through developing their handicraft skills, commercial, and administrative skills, through providing psychosocial assistance and intervention services, and hosting groups for traditional coffee ceremonies and crochet workshops in our studio.