Tsegereda Rada

Eritrea- Relocated to Canada in 2017.

Tsegereda Rada

Eritrea- Relocated to Canada in 2017.


Tsegereda has been living in Israel for eight years. She is a mother of three, one teenager and two pre-school age children. Tsegereda lives in the Hatikva neighborhood with her husband. At Kuchinate, Tsegereda is responsible for checking and approving the quality of the baskets after the women finish knitting them. She measures the baskets to make sure they are the correct size and decides if they are ready for sale. "If a basket is not good enough, I do not accept it. The woman has to unravel it and start over," says Tsegereda. In addition, Tsegereda teaches knitting and makes Injera, an Ethiopian flatbread, for events.

 

"In 2013, I became ill and went to the hospital. The doctors told me there was a problem with my heart and it needed to be replaced. They gave me medicine and told me to wait for a donor. In the meantime, I worked as a cleaning lady, but soon became very sick again so I left my job and came to Kuchinate. In 2015, I gave birth to my child and one month later I had to have open-heart surgery. I waited to have the surgery for over two years. When the doctors told me I could finally have the surgery, I went to PHR because I do not have health insurance and it would be very expensive. I was lucky because doctors from Tel Hashomer Hospital said they could help me and operated on me without taking any money. After the operation, I brought the doctors baskets that I crocheted at Kuchinate as gifts.”

Tsegereda Rada, Quality Control Manager

Eritrea