My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Rural Orphans & Widows Aids Network Inc, Lakewood, CO, USA
I echo all of the reviews that fellow past and present volunteers have written about their experience with ROWAN on their home soil or during their time in Uganda. I traveled to Uganda to intern for ROWAN the summer of 2011 with the intention of serving those I met, building relationships, and changing their lives in the smallest of ways. However, little did I know, the people of Mawanga had hearts that reached out, touched my soul, and changed my life forever.
One specific thing that I appreciate most about ROWAN is where the money goes and how it is effectively used. The money goes to help the orphans and widows; however, it is not handed over to them. It reaches them in the form of ARVs, urgent needs, weekly educational classes, and through a variety of programs that help the people of the village empower and sustain themselves. I have seen it first hand and am grateful that my money is going straight to empowering the lives that I have come to care so much about.
Thank you for you interest in ROWAN! We would love to hear your story and share with you the the stories of our family in Mawanga!
Stay Gold, Aubua
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Without sacrificing integrity and the original vision and mission of ROWAN, there is always room for growth and change. I believe that ministries are never still, but are always taking steps forward or back. After a little time with ROWAN you would learn that things are never still because we serve a living God who calls us to always be taking steps forward for His kingdom. Thankfully, ROWAN knows this and welcomes it.
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