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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!

Abdula Musisi

Abdula lost his mom years ago to AIDS, and his father is no where to be found. But he lives with his loving grandfather named Franco who does his best, but needs help empowering this young boy! ...

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Arafati Mukisa

Arafati is a bright young boy in primary school. He loves the color green and helping his mom with fetching water and sweeping the compound. His favorite meal is rice and beans and his favorite ...

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Ayasi Mugabi

Ayasi is one of our newer students, and we couldn't be more proud of him. He lost both of his parents to AIDS years ago and lives with one of our loving caregivers. He works very hard at school!...

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Beatrice Kafuko

The beautiful Beatrice recently celebrated her 45th birthday, and as a widow in the ROWAN community, she has an incredible support system around her who lift her up, love on her, and remind her ...

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Deborah Kwagala

Deborah is one of our precious, little six-year-olds. Both of her parents passed away, so she lives with an incredible caregiver named Aidah! Let's restore HOPE to her life and empower Deborah t...

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Francis Hiire

Francis is new to our program and we are so excited to have him! He comes from a very vulnerable family suffering from HIV/AIDS but has big dreams to achieve in school and to grow up to rise out...

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James Buyinza

James is a bright young man who lives with his uncle. His father passed away long ago, and his mother is unable to care for him. He helps around the house with laundry and dishes as well as stud...

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Janipher Biwundu

Janipher is a precious young lady in our program who loves math and wants to be an engineer! She lives with her mother Matilda and loves her time with ROWAN on Saturdays. Your generosity and con...

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Jonathan Kyimwero

Jonathan is a bright young boy who is studying hard in secondary school! Jonathan prioritizes being a huge help in the household, as his father left his mother three years ago. His mother is HIV...

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Madina Namukose

Madina is brand new to the ROWAN program - let's help give her a warm welcome! We are so excited to have her in our community. She is nearing 60 years old and has so much to offer this world. Le...

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Magret Balidawa

Magret is nearly 60 years old, and we are lucky to have her as one of ROWAN's incredible, gracious caregivers. Despite having 5 of her own children, Magret selflessly opts to help care for other...

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Magret Kafuko

Marget is one of our amazing women who loves to join our literacy program and gardening activities in ROWAN! She has two beautiful children that she takes care of. She recently attended a busine...

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