Aster is originally from Ethiopia, but like Girum, moved to Kenya over 25 years ago to make her way to the United States. God had a different plan for Aster and she has remained in Kenya ever since. She married Girum and had three beautiful children, Simon, Lydiya and Salome.
Aster founded the school with Girum after seeing the desperate need of the children in the village of Njathaini. She now acts as supporting staff and oversees daily operations at GCEC.