Gataso serves in the IDF as a security guard at a college in Jerusalem. He moved with his family of 8 to Israel from Ethiopia in 2011. They live in Kiryat Motzkin.
Gataso and his family face extreme financial hardship. His father, the sole provider for the entire family, earns only 5,000 NIS (about $1,400) per month. The family struggles to survive because they lack basic necessities. Gataso has started to work on the side to help bring in a little more money.