Auma Scovia was born on 3rd May 1992 in Badebe Lamo and she has been living in the Acholi quarters for 8 years. Most of the people from her village were abducted and killed by the LRA so she escaped to Kampala and managed to save her life. She is not married but she is living with her partner and has 3 kids, two of which (Daniela and Emanuel) are sponsored by 22STARS.
Scovia does not have any other income besides making jewelry, so she is really grateful for the opportunity that 22STARS gave her to work as well as supporting the school fees of her kids.
Thanks to the profit she makes by selling the beads she has been able to provide her children with food and pay the house rent.
Scovia’s inspirational quote: “I didn’t go to school, I’m illiterate but I’m so grateful to see my kids are going to school and I really dream of a better future for them”