Fkadu Kfalleh, born in 1999 in Ethiopia, immigrated with his family to Israel in 2003. After two years at an absorption center in Mevasseret Zion, he and his family moved to Jerusalem for three years, and then to Beit Shemesh, to be closer to his maternal grandparents. There, the family bought a four-room apartment in a tenement block mainly occupied by other Ethiopian Israelis. Fkado lives with his divorced mother, who works at the factory that prepares food for the Aroma coffee shop chain. He has three sisters, one of whom is hoping to study law.