Sponsorship FAQs

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3 pillars of our sponsorship program:

 

1. Secure financial needs for individual members     2. Establish relationship between the donor and the child/widow.     3. Empower someone in need toward self-reliance and graduate ROWAN sponsorship program!

$76 a month helps provide: (That's $2.50 per day!)

  • Medical Care including HIV medication, pre-natal care and general needs
  • Education and Literacy costs including materials, uniforms and school fees
  • Micro Enterprise Start-ups, savings groups and extensive business trainings
  • Nutritious meals weekly
  • Spiritual nourishment every Saturday at our center

What makes our program unique? 
ROWAN supports the widow or orphan until they are able to sustain themselves with no cut off age. We see students finish school and begin their first jobs; we train widows on starting their own businesses, save and take care of their family. You get to be a vital part of their journey!

Will I sponsor an actual child?
Yes. You have the opportunity to choose and sponsor a specific orphan or widow and to communicate with them if you choose. This allows you to connect with your sponsored child/widow and to establish a friendship that will carry a special meaning for you both.

How much is sponsorship?
Sponsorship starts at $38 a month (1 share), with our goal as $76 a month per child (2 shares). 

What happens to those who aren’t sponsored yet?
Our experience has taught us that the most effective way to help children is by combining your sponsorship with those of other sponsors and donors - rather than just giving it directly to your sponsored child. This ensures that children in sponsorship communities, who may never have the opportunity to have a sponsor of their own, will still benefit from your support and our programs. Best way to get those women and children sponsored is to spread the word!

How can I communicate with my sponsored widow or orphan?
You will be able to write letters, send emails and send photographs of your family throughout the year. Details are emailed to you once you sign up for sponsorship.

Can I send a special gift to my sponsored child?
Yes! You will be contacted once a year to hear the special needs of your widow/orphan and be able to give above your monthly donation. We send out Birthday reminders in case you want to send a Birthday Gift! Sponsors have gifted bicycles, school supplies, even small houses! And around the holidays we encourage every sponsor to join our end of year campaign for a special Christmas gift.

How long do I sponsor a widow or orphan?
Sponsorship is a voluntary, ongoing contribution depending on the needs of your sponsored member. You decide how long you are able to help.

For students, that means sponsorship supports them from nursery level through higher education. When they graduate from school, they graduate from ROWAN. For widows, they enter a 4-year curriculum we have developed to see them trained in business, life skills, spiritual growth, and individual mentorship to ensure success! When they graduate the program, they graduate ROWAN sponsorship and you are notified of their completion! 

Are my contributions tax deductible?
Yes. We will email you a tax receipt at the end of the year specifying your donations. You can also view it under your profile online anytime.

Who can I contact if I have any questions?
You may email us at info@loverowan.com, or call us at 970.724.7140. As a sponsor, you can also manage your account through our user-friendly web site.