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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!

Charity Naibinga

l have 4 siblings, and l live with my mother. l dream to become a doctor someday who helps a lot of people.

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Charity Nakasolo

l have 5 siblings, and l am living with my aunt. ROWAN staff members say I might make a very good doctor someday because I like to help anyone I can.

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Charles Sisi

I have 4 siblings, and l live with my mother. I dream of being doctor someday and helping others feel better. Could you help me along the way?

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Christina Nabwire

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Denis Sanyu

Denis is a very outgoing young man! He loves to act and dance with his friends at ROWAN. He lives with a caregiver named Ruth and wants to be an engineer when he grows up! Let's help him accompl...

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Doreen Bafumba

l have 8 siblings, and l live with my mother. l dream to become a midwife when I'm old enough because I love babies!

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Ediga Musubo

l have 7 siblings, and l live with my grandmother. When I grow up, l hope to be an engineer.

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Edinansi Kyakuwaire

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Edisa Namusubo

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Elisa Mugoya

l have 8 Siblings, and l live with my mother. Someday, l dream of becoming a police officer so that I can help keep people safe.

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Emmanuel Mumbya

l have 11 siblings, and l live with my mother. l dream to be a mechanic who can help fix what's broken!

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Esther Namumbya

l have 10 siblings, and l live with my uncle. l am working hard so that someday I can become a lawyer.

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