Asfaw has worked as a guard at Sabahar since 2008. Asfaw was born and raised in Seme Shoa, a rural area of Ethiopia. He only came to Addis Ababa as an adult to seek out better employment. He was a farmer before coming to Addis Ababa. Asfaw has two children; one is a tenth grade student and the other is attending Bahar Dar University in Engineering. Asfaw is grateful for the work he has at Sabahar because it enabled him to raise his children. "I am so thankful to Sabahar because my kids are ok because of my steady job."