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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!

Denis Mpanga

 Denis lives with his mother Margret and 3 siblings Brenda, Annet and Rogers! Being the oldest son, he has a lot of responsibilities at home including protecting their family, working in th...

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Denis Sanyu

Denis is a very outgoing young man! He loves to act and dance with his friends at ROWAN. He lives with a caregiver named Ruth and wants to be an engineer when he grows up! Let's help him accompl...

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Evelyn Namugana

Sweet Evelyn is one of our very dear young ladies who lost her father years ago to AIDS, and her mother is unable to care for her. She lives with one of our staff members, David Wafula...

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Geofrey Kawanguzi

Geofrey is a sweet young man who unfortunately lost both of his parents to HIV/AIDs at a very young age. He lives with a loving caregiver named Sande. He is HIV+ which means we take good ca...

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Jackson Katema

Jackson lives in a child-headed household where both parents died of HIV/AIDS. His oldest brother takes good care of the family, however Jackson is HIV+ and has special needs of his own. Ja...

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Loy Bagume

Loy is a shining example in ROWAN of learning how to start a business and care for her family. She is doing well! She had a surgery late last year and had a slow recovery, so we are watching her...

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Mafo Yakub

Mafo never stops smiling! This young boy has a heart of gold, is hard working, and wants to teach Science when he grows up. He is well on his way there, as he is now studying hard in secondary s...

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Maureen Baluka

Maureen has been a part of ROWAN programs since the beginning, and has a deep love for God and this ministry. She lost her father to HIV/AIDS and her mother is...

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Maureen Namuwanga

We met Maureen at our last Christmas party. ROWAN typically has a party every Christmas and gives gifts to all the members. But last year's party was different. It was a season where we were rai...

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Micheal Mbatya

Micheal is a bright young boy with a loving mom named Mary. Micheal has many brothers and sisters in the program. Thank you for loving him and supporting his educational and physical needs! He j...

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Miriam Nantabo

Miriam is a sweet young woman whose father passed away from HIV/AIDS. She lives with her mother and has 8 siblings! She is entering her second year of hig...

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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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