EVENT DATE: Jul 12, 2013
On July 20th, I have an awesome opportunity to serve in Uganda for ten days with a non-profit organization called ROWAN: Rural Orphans and Widows Aids Network. It is based in the small village of Mawanga in Eastern Uganda. ROWAN is a Christian organization that has four major projects to aid widows and orphans: micro enterprise, education and training programs, medical assistance, and urgent needs. There are many widows in Uganda, who usually have lost their husbands due to AIDS and have many children with out a sufficient income with which to support them. ROWAN works to help these widows create their own businesses and develop management skills and confidence in their ability to provide an income for themselves and their children. I would love for your support so that I am able to volunteer with them this summer!