Mawanga, ROWAN, and the Ladies Co-op

Mawanga, ROWAN, and the Ladies Co-op
Last October, through a series of divine connections via Instagram, I got connected with ROWAN (Rural Orphan and Widows AIDS Network) in Mawanga. We established a women's cooperative there in the village, to teach women basic tailoring and make items for our Ndoto Project. That group has had a little bit of a rough start because our supervisor/teacher had a very busy schedule and they didn't get the training and supplies we were hoping for. BUT, Emily at R

Eastward Adventure Part 2: A New Ndoto Project Co-Op

After my visit in Tororo with Hospice, my next adventure was to go to a village on the border of the Bugiri and Iganga Districts, far off the beaten path. Mawanga is a peaceful village with no power, no plumbing, and a wonderful organization called ROWAN - Rural Orphans and Widows AIDS Network. Founded over a decade ago, ROWAN focuses on those women and children effected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the nearby communities, and aims to help them learn sk...