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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!

Tabisa Naibira

Tabisa lives with a loving caregiver Mary as she lost her father to cancer and her mother is unable to care for her. She is HIV+, but has an incredibly bright future ah...

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Tibita Magala

Tibita will turn 21 this December, and he is doing VERY well. He studying hard at technical school, as he pursues a career in plumbing! He is so thankful for all of the support you've given him ...

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Tonny Mukisa

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

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Wahabu Kafero

l have 2 siblings, and l live with my mother. l dream to be a lawyer someday, and I'm willing to work very hard so that I can help, protect, and defend others. Can you help me reach my goal?

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Yazidi Mukhwana

Yazidi is one of the irreplaceable ROWAN caregivers who serves the community selflessly, taking in orphans until they are old enough to be independent. Yazidi's sister passed away in 2019 and he...

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Zaina Kagoya

Zaina is a bright young girl who loves playing with her pet goat at home! She lives with both parents, but both are suffering severely from HIV/AIDS. Her favorite foods are potatoes and beans. A...

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Zerita Namuwaya

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Zulaika Babirye

l have 3 siblings, and l live with my uncle. I am very creative, and someday, l dream of becoming a successful designer. I'm working hard to get there, but I need a sponsor to help me along the ...

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