It’s been nearly two weeks since Ugandan President, Yoweri Musevini, announced that the country would be going into another lockdown. The timeline given for this new lockdown was 42 days, but many believe that the current restrictions could last for much longer given the number of COVID-19 cases and the lack of vaccines in Uganda.
When the new restrictions were announced, ROWAN began working to put together a plan that would allow us to help our widows and orphans during this new lockdown. After much thought and prayer, the board felt that the best course of action for ROWAN would be to provide our widows and orphans with food distributions during this time. To this end, we recently set up a new donation campaign called Food to Families. Every dollar donated through this campaign will go directly to the purchase of food goods that will help ensure that our widows and orphans are fed during this time of quarantine. In addition to the money raised through the Food to Families campaign, ROWAN’s board made the decision to move our budget around from our sponsorships and put that money toward buying food supplies for all those under our care during this lockdown.
We are grateful to those who have already donated to our Food to Families campaign as well as those who make donations through sponsorships. Your generosity is making a tangible difference in our ROWAN communities. We also want to give a huge shout-out of thanks to Little Man Ice Cream for their very generous donation. Because of the generosity and love shown by all of you, we were able to send $13,000 to our Ugandan team for the purchase of food supplies.
Food prices in Uganda keep increasing and ROWAN is working hard to ensure we are ready and able to distribute food goods to our widows and orphans throughout this lockdown. With your help, we can make sure none of them go to bed hungry during this time of quarantine.
All photos in this post are by Bob Ditty