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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!

Janipher Biwundu

Janipher is a precious young lady in our program who loves math and wants to be an engineer! She lives with her mother Matilda and loves her time with ROWAN on Saturdays. Your generosity and con...

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Jonathan Kyimwero

Jonathan is a bright young boy who is studying hard in secondary school! Jonathan prioritizes being a huge help in the household, as his father left his mother three years ago. His mother is HIV...

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Jonathan Wagaba

Jonathan has just begun his second year in undergad classes for pre-med! Together with several sponsors, we can ensure that Jonathan completes medical school and becomes the doctor he has a...

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Madina Namukose

Madina is brand new to the ROWAN program - let's help give her a warm welcome! We are so excited to have her in our community. She is nearing 60 years old and has so much to offer this world. Le...

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Magret Balidawa

Magret is nearly 60 years old, and we are lucky to have her as one of ROWAN's incredible, gracious caregivers. Despite having 5 of her own children, Magret selflessly opts to help care for other...

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Magret Kafuko

Marget is one of our amazing women who loves to join our literacy program and gardening activities in ROWAN! She has two beautiful children that she takes care of. She recently attended a busine...

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Maimuna Mutesi

Maimuna recently celebrated her 48th birthday, and her fellow ROWAN members and staff members frequently remind her of how deeply she is loved. As a widow in our community, Maimuna has access to...

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Mariam Namayinde

Mariam is the niece to the founder Pastor Paul Nyende. She lost her father to AIDS years ago, and the mother is unable to care for her. She loves helping Pastor's wife around the house as well a...

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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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Mirabu Tibitondwa

Mirabu has two beautiful children that she takes care of. She has lived with a tumor on her neck most of her adult life, but feels strong. She grows and sells tomatoes and small silverfish to ta...

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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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