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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!

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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Caroline Kyozira

Caroline is 26 years old and is faithfully entering her second year of higher education. She is a bright young woman who unfortunately lost her mother at a young age due to HIV/AIDS, and he...

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Damali Naigaga

Damali is in her last semester of higher education studying electrical engineering! She lost both of her parents to AIDS and stays with her Aunt Robina during the holidays. She loves to study ha...

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David Muyobo

David is a dear caregiver in ROWAN. He says, "I have been blessed with a beautiful wife and 8 children. I also take care of 3 orphans in the ROWAN program. I am a chair person for a Savings grou...

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Emmanuel Kamoti

Emmanuel is one of our very bright students! He lost both parents to HIV/AIDS and lives with caregiver and ROWAN board member Sam Kuloba. He became the first secondary graduate in his ...

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Eunice Kwikiriza

Eunice is a beautiful young girl who unfortunately lost both parents due to HIV/AIDS years ago. She lives with a ROWAN staff member named Christopher and his wife Rosemary with their 10 children...

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Jackson Katema

Jackson is part of one of our child headed households where both parents died of HIV/AIDS. His oldest brother takes care of the family. When he grows up he wants to become a pilot!

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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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Jonathan Wagaba

Jonathan has just begun his second year in undergad classes for pre-med! Together with several sponsors, we can ensure that Jonathan completes medical school and becomes the doctor he has a...

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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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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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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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