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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!

Sajabi Sinani

l have 4 siblings, and l live with my mother. Someday, with lots of education and hard work, I dream to be doctor! Will you help me?

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Shadia Naigaga

l have 2 siblings, and l live with my mother. When I grow up, I hope I can become a secretary.

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Shafic Mumbya

I have 11 siblings, and l live with my mother. My dream is to become a nurse when I'm older!

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Shakila Kabenga

l have 2 siblings, and l live with my aunt. l hope to become a teacher someday just like the teachers at ROWAN!

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Sharon Naibinga

l have 4 siblings, and l live with my mother. l dream to become a nurse!

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Siragi Waiswa

l have 5 siblings, and l live with my mother. l dream to be a clinical officer!

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Stewart Mulumba

l have 6 siblings, and l live with my mother. l dream to become farm manager when I grow up because I love animals.

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Suliaman Dhakaba

Suliaman is one of our higher education students currently studying plumbing in Nile Vocational School! He unfortunately lost his parents due to HIV/AIDs and together we are empowering him with ...

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Suliaman Isiko

Suliaman is a sweet young man with a bright future! After both is parents passed away from HIV/AIDS, he moved in with a loving caregiver named Ajuma. His goats are his best friends, and he loves...

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Sumeyi Emmanuel

Sumeyi is an amazing young man who lost his father due to HIV/AIDS years ago and when he is not in school he lives with his mother. He is currently in higher education learning how to paint vehi...

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Swaliki Mugumbu

Swaliki is a bright young man who lives with his mother, Loy. He lost his dad to AIDs years ago, but Loy is a strong mother and is so loving to Swaliki. His favorite subject is biology...

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Sylivia Namwela

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