The Mitiku family began their life in Israel in Givat Hamatos, a "village" of caravans located in the southeastern corner of Jerusalem. A local bus allows the immigrants easy access to the main market, the city hospitals, and the center of town. In Givat Hamatos itself, the residents have three synagogues, a preschool, a small food store, and a day care center. Two families live separately in each caravan. A family's living space is limited to two rooms: a bedroom and a kitchen/living room.
I visited the Mitikus at their caravan three times a week to observe and photograph their daily activities. I narrated the story of their acculturation and their adaptation of Israeli customs along with the preservation of their own Ethiopian culture.