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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!

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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Faisali Kasadha

l have 5 siblings, and l live with my mother. l dream to be a teacher someday so that I can help kids pursue their dreams!

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Farida Mirabu

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Fatuma Nangwanga

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Geofrey Kawanguzi

Geofrey is a sweet young man who unfortunately lost both of his parents to HIV/AIDs at a very young age. He lives with a loving caregiver named Sande. He is HIV+ which means we take good ca...

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Geturida Namulondo

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Godfrey Othieno

l have 8 siblings, and l live with my father named Daniel. The dream that keeps me up at night is that someday, with lots of practice, I might become a footballer (soccer player). 

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Godfrey Wakise

I'm still too little to go to school,but I live with my dad Daniel and 7 siblings. My mom passed away in March when she was giving birth and ROWAN is stepping in and caring for our family. ...

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Goret Baweka

l have 5 siblings, and l live with my mother. l dream to be a nurse someday who always helps others. Until I reach that goal, can you come alongside me to help me get there?

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Hafizu Waiswa

l have 13 brothers and sisters, and l live with my grandfather. l dream of being a mechanic so that I can fix things and help others when things go wrong!

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Harriat Tabu

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