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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!

Alian Walwigi

Sweet young Alian lives with his grandmother who has taken care of him for his whole life. Although he is young he helps his grandmother with chores like fetching water from the well, collecting...

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Arafati Mukisa

Arafati is a bright young boy in primary four. 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 an...

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Ayasi Mugabi

 Ayasi is one of our newer secondary 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...

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Cyrus Musamba

Cyrus is 11 years old and in primary 3 and so hopeful for the future. Cyrus wants to become an accountant. His desire to become an accountant has fueled his love for studying math. Cyrus loves t...

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Esther Nabirye

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Francis Hiire

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Franco Mbago

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Franco Ouma

Franco is a hard working young man who lost his father long ago, and his mother ran away. He is blessed to live with one of our local staff members, Christopher! Although he is a bit older, he i...

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Ibrahim Musasizi

Ibrahim is a wonderful young man who lives with his mom named Monica. He lost his father to HIV/AIDS years ago. He helps with sweeping around the house as well as in the garden. He is always smi...

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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 studi...

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Jonathan Kyimwero

Jonathan is a bright young boy in primary level 6. His father left his mother 3 years ago, and is now a huge help in the household. His mother is HIV+ and a strong spokeswoman for the ministry. ...

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Lydia Birungi

Lydia is in her third year at Secondary school and loving her studies. She lives with her mother during the holidays. She loves to sing and dance for the Lord! She is a natural born leader and w...

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