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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!

Harriet Kyakuwaire

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Henery Gorofa

l have 5 siblings, and l live with my mother. l dream that someday I will be a good teacher who helps lots of children.

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Ibrahim Musasizi

Ibrahim is a wonderful young man who lives with his mom named Monica. He lost his father to HIV/AIDS years ago. He helps with sweeping around the house as well as in the garden. He is always smi...

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Irene Nabirye

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Jackson Katema

Jackson lives in a child-headed household where both parents died of HIV/AIDS. His oldest brother takes good care of the family, however Jackson is HIV+ and has special needs of his own. Ja...

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James Ayazika

I have 6 siblings, and l live with my grandmother. I'm still very little, but ROWAN staff members say I might make a great nurse someday because I'm gentle and compassionate.

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Janet Namudira

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John Dheyongera

l have 8 siblings, and l live with my mother. l hope to become a Technician someday! Would you consider sponsoring and encouraging me as I grow up?

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Joshua Mwodha

l have 8 siblings, and l live with my mother. l dream of becoming a good teacher someday so that I can make a difference for other kids. As you can see, I love bright colors!

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Joweli Musubika

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Kadija Naiwumbwe

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Kadija Nangobi

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