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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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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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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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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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Ezekiel Kiribaki

Ezekiel is one of our Music talented boys in ROWAN. He hopes to become a gospel singer in the future. In his free time he loves to compose gospel songs. He also helps his mother with gardening a...

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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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