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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!

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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Rahim Muyingo

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Robina Nampina

Both of Robina's parents are extremely vulnerable as they are both suffering from HIV/AIDS. Sweet Robina loves eating beans and greens and she loves playing with her mom. She is just beginning p...

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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 attends a Christian school in the city where he studies hard to become a journalist. He...

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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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Samuel Magemeso

Samuel joined ROWAN after his wife died of HIV/AIDS in 2000, she left behind 5 children. Among the five children one is in ROWAN program and his name is William Musasizi who is in primary 4. Sam...

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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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Sumeyi Emmanuel

Sumeyi would love to be a doctor one day! He says he has seen many people suffering in villages who have no medical treatment. With a gentle laughter he whispered “I loves chicken and Mill...

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Swaliki Mugumbu

Swaliki is a bright young man who lives with his mother Loy. Loy lost her husband to AIDs years ago, but she is a strong mother and is so loving to Swaliki. His favorite subjects are biology and...

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Tibita Magala

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Tonny Mukisa

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

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