Rural Orphans & Widows Aids Network Inc
Rating: 4.97 stars 38 reviews
Issues: Human Services, International
Location: 98 Wadsworth Blvd #127-227 Lakewood CO 80226 USA
Results: Over 150 community members that are HIV+ have easy access to their medications, 116 children in school from primary all the way to higher education, 4 students graduated with a degree, 7 savings and loans group among the community, empowered community to plant and sustain passion fruit for income, taught over 200 community members in a local literacy program, successfully networked with 17 other Ugandan organizations for collaboration under #UgandaUnite.
Target demographics: widows and orphans affected/infected by HIV/AIDS
Direct beneficiaries per year: 350 community members
Geographic areas served: 30 rural villages in East Uganda
Programs: medical care, education, business training, spiritual nourishment and urgent needs.
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I have watched ROWAN grow from a dream and passion to a fully operational and professional international non-profit. They combine a rare combination of indigenous led on the ground programing with US based support and accountability. The program is driven and owned by local leaders with "skin in the game". ROWAN reflects the best of a local culturally appropriate approach that is designed for social and economic sustainability.