Dr. Diddy Mymin Kahn is originally from South Africa. She is a clinical psychologist and trauma specialist in humanitarian aid and intervention. She has over 22 years of experience working in the UK, Hong Kong, Israel, Sierra Leone and Haiti as a psychologist, supervisor, trainer and group facilitator.
“Kuchinate is part of my heart and soul. I co-founded Kuchinate in 2011. As a psychologist, I have had many years of experience working with people living outside of Israel who have suffered through severe trauma. I myself have wandered from place to place and have felt, to an extent, the agonizing loneliness of being a foreigner in a strange land. Thankfully, I did not need to flee death and persecution. When I started working with East African asylum seekers who had suffered through horrific experiences in the Sinai, I realized that a traditional Western approach to treating trauma would not suffice and a different approach to rehabilitation was needed. I made sure that Kuchinate was born from the desire to provide psychological, economic and social empowerment to women who were in a desperate state of survival. I am proud of 250 who face immense challenges each day, yet find the strength to teach and positively impact each other and the public, design unique crochet products, host events and attend sales in homes, markets and fairs. Our brave women have been able to evolve themselves, as well as empower others to grow.”