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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!

Mary Kiwala

Mary is one of our beautiful widows and has 6 children in our program! She loves to sew and has learned how to sew clothes that are sold in the US! Thank you for loving her!

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Maureen Baluka

Maureen has been a part of ROWAN programs since the beginning, and has a deep love for God and this ministry. She lost her father to HIV/AIDS and her mother is...

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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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Muzale Nanzerena

Muzale is one of our incredible widows. She is almost 60 years old and has raised 4 children. She is an active member of the ROWAN community, and your friendship is just the encouragement s...

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Nivia Namaganda

Nivia is a young girl who loves jumping rope while at school and at home. Her favorite food is cassava and her favorite drink is milk. Every evening she plays with her little brother named ...

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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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Priscila Wenene

Priscila will turn 60 next year and is one of our newest ROWAN members! Let's help her feel welcome and valued in this community and offer her our friendship as a source of encouragement!

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Rahim Muyingo

Rahim is one of our newest children in the ROWAN program! His father passed away 2 years ago due to HIV/AIDS, and she is left with his mother, Fatuma. He is in Primary level 2 (elementary level)...

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Rehema Nakayenze

The lovely Rehema is part of the newest group of ROWAN members! Our community is blessed to benefit from her strength, resilience, grace, and joy. Let's enable and encourage Rehema to ...

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Robinah Museene

Robinah is another one of our incredible widows and is also a new ROWAN member! Let's champion her, encourage her, celebrate her, and support her however we can!

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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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