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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!

Nasamba Nabulumba

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Oliva Nakisuyi

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Patience Naibinga

l have 6 siblings, and l live with my mother. I can't wait until I get to go to school. I know I'll love to learn there. My dream is that I may be a teacher who makes a big difference.

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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. Sh...

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Patricia Naibinga

l have 4 siblings, and l live with my mother. l dream to become a teacher because I want to help kids as they grow up.

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Paul Mulangira

l have 7 siblings, and l live with my mother. I hope and dream to be a Doctor. I know it will take lots of hard work. Will you join me on my journey?

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Priscila Wenene

Priscila recently turned 60 and is one dearly beloved ROWAN member! Let's help her feel valued in this community and offer her our friendship as a source of encouragement!

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Rehema Naigaga

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Remson Musubo

l have 2 siblings, and l live with my grandmother. l think I'd like to be a nurse when I grow up, but I'm still so little! For now, I enjoy being in the ROWAN nursery.

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Rogers Kamulu

l have 7 siblings, and l live with my mother. l love going to school and dream to be a teacher someday!

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Rose Namufuta


Rose is a loving mother of 8 children. Her husband passed away in August of 2016, and she has become the sole provider. She labors in her neighbors gardens for income. A full day'...

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Roshn Isiko

I have 6 siblings, and l live with my mother. l'm still pretty little, but ROWAN staff members say I might make a great nurse when I grow up!

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