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Sponsorships

ROWAN is a faith-based community of widows, widowers, caregivers and orphans affected by the plight of HIV/AIDS. We have been in existence since 2008 and are now supporting over 300 members across 30 villages. Together we create holistic approaches toward poverty alleviation, resulting in self-reliance. Every widow a leader; every orphan a beloved child.

3 pillars of our sponsorship program:

  1. Secure financial needs for individual members

  1. Establish relationship between the donor and the child/widow. 

  1. Empower someone in need toward self-reliance and graduate ROWAN sponsorship

$38 a month helps provide:

  • 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!

Maureen Namuwanga

We met Maureen at our last Christmas party. ROWAN typically has a party every Christmas and gives gifts to all the members. But last year's party was different. It was a season where we were rai...

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Miriam Nantabo

Miriam is a sweet young woman whose father passed away from HIV/AIDS. She lives with her mother and has 8 siblings! She is entering her second year of hig...

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Patricia Kizza

Patricia's favorite color is pink, and she loves school! She is especially passionate about science. Patricia's father passed away of HIV AIDS, and she lives with her mom.

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Richard Tenywa

Richard loves music! He plays drums with us every Saturday at the center. His father passed away years ago and lives with his mother Esther. His dream is to become a pilot and help people. And h...

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Ronald Dyole

Ronald has been a part of ROWAN programs for many years. He has more joy than he knows what to do with! He is in his first year (out of 3) Gulu University far from the village where he studies d...

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Saban Muwanga

Saban is being equipped with life skills training at Pioneer Vocational institute in Iganga, and learning the skills to pursue his dream of becoming a mechanical engineer. He is entering his thi...

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Sarah Naigaga

Sarah is beautiful young woman with a huge heart! Her mother, Juliette, is one of our key volunteers in ROWAN. Juliette is HIV+ and a recent widow. She speaks openly about her life and encourage...

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Suliaman Dhakaba

Suliaman is one of our higher education students currently studying plumbing in Nile Vocational School! He unfortunately lost his parents due to HIV/AIDs and together we are empowering him with ...

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Sumeyi Emmanuel

Sumeyi is an amazing young man who lost his father due to HIV/AIDS years ago and when he is not in school he lives with his mother. He is currently in higher education learning how to paint vehi...

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Tibita Magala

Tibita will turn 21 this December, and he is doing VERY well. He studying hard at technical school, as he pursues a career in plumbing! He is so thankful for all of the support you've given him ...

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Tonny Mukisa

Tonny has the joy of the Lord! How is he so joyful? He has an incredible woman named Juliet as his mother. Tonny lost his father years ago to HIV/AIDS, and his mother Juliet is HIV+. However,&nb...

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Zauma Nabirye

The kind-hearted Zauma is enjoying secondary school. She lost her father years ago but is happy to be living with her mother, Rose. Let's help support Rose in encouraging and enabling Zauma to d...

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