Scovia is the mother to three children. She is also a widow - her husband died of AIDS two years ago.
The only income Scovia receives is from making mats. She sells them for ush2,500 ($US1.35) each and sells between three and four a month.
When she is not making mats, Scovia works hard on the farm to ensure that her children can eat at least twice a day - usually lunch and supper. They usually eat cassava, potato and posho.
All her children suffer from malaria and miss many days of school because of it. One of her children frequently suffers from skin rashes as well. Scovia is unsure what causes it.
She hopes people can buy necklaces from GrassRootsUganda.com as it will give her the chance to cater for her home and ensure her children are well educated.
She wishes that her children can get good jobs after they are well educated and that she can move from a rented room into a house.