Lichia arrived in Israel in 2011 from Eritrea carrying her eldest child on her back. She is married and a mother of 5 children; 4 of whom were born in Israel.

She joined Kuchinate in 2018 as a member of the collective while also cleaning offices. In 2022, Lichia joined the Kuchinate team as a manager in the sewing department.

"Kuchinate is like a family, I had problems and I thought only I had them. Here we talk and share problems. It calms me down. It is important for me to tell my story to the groups that come - the language is difficult for me, I want to tell and speak but the words get stuck. But the more I speak, I feel that the language is improving. Before Kuchinate, I was afraid to speak".