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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!

Katerine Nabirye

Katerine is one of the irreplaceable ROWAN caregivers who serves the community selflessly, taking in orphans until they are old enough to be independent.

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Loy Bagume

Loy is a shining example in ROWAN of learning how to start a business and care for her family. She is doing well! She had a surgery late last year and had a slow recovery, so we are watching her...

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Mafo Yakub

Mafo never stops smiling! This young boy has a heart of gold, is hard working, and wants to teach Science when he grows up. He is well on his way there, as he is now studying hard in secondary s...

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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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Mavine Ibinga

l have 4 siblings, and l live with my mother. l dream to become a teacher someday, and I can't wait until I'm big enough to go to school!

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Micheal Mbatya

Micheal is a bright young boy with a loving mom named Mary. Micheal has many brothers and sisters in the program. Thank you for loving him and supporting his educational and physical needs! He j...

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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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Miria Namakyika

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Monica Nangobi

l have 8 siblings, and l live with my mother. My dream is to become a caring, competent nurse. I'm well on my way there but can't wait to get to know the selfless, kind person who will sponsor m...

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Moses Sande

l have 8 siblings, and l live with my father named Daniel. Even though I just started school, l dream to become a Teacher! I love to learn. Will you come alongside me and support me on my journe...

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Mwaidhuma Namaide

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Naima Mutesi

I have 9 siblings, and l live with my mother. l dream to become a nurse so that I can help people.

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