Biri Bahara

Eritrea - Relocated to Sweden in 2017. 

Biri Bahara

Eritrea - Relocated to Sweden in 2017. 


Biri lives with her husband and child (age 1 year, 9 months) near the Haganah train station in Southern Tel Aviv. 

 

“I came to Israel in 2010. I passed through the Sinai, but I do not want to talk about it. I met my husband in 2014 in Tel Aviv, and in 2015, I gave birth to a very sick child. He does not eat; only drinks milk from a bottle. He does not respond; only cries and cries like he is in deep suffering. The doctors do not know what to do and neither do I. I can’t get a full-time job because of my child so that’s why I came to Kuchinate. I make baskets and my child sits next to me in the stroller. When cries, I try to calm him or give him a bottle. I'm always in Lchilov Hospital with him. I sleep next to him in the room. When he feels better, we go back home, but when things get bad again, we have to go back to the hospital. The UN is now sending me to Sweden. I will take my child to the hospital there to help him. I don’t think of myself at all at the moment; I’m only focused on helping my child recover. At Kuchinate, I love to make baskets; I make baskets of all sizes. Now that I'm moving to Sweden, I know I'll miss everyone here.