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Reach out Wives of Soldiers’ Association (ROWOSA)

Improve quality of life for the wives and families of soldiers in all UPDF Units

Luweero and Military Communities in Uganda

ROWOSA is an umbrella organization for the Wives of Soldiers of UPDF that was established to enable them drive towards self-reliance. This undertaking came when it was realized that wives of soldiers suffer a lot when they lose their husbands in special duties or missions and others become incapacitated. It was found necessary to empower wives of soldiers in order to survive like women in civil communities and also enable their families to live a better life without the over dependence of the soul bread winner. Since the year of inception, ROWOSA has been undertaking various long term and short term projects and activities that have empowered soldiers’ families in various areas like laundry, mushroom growing, sustainable farming, bakery, poultry, tailoring, Tie and Die (Fabrics), ICT, adult education, home based farming, savings and financial management. This has been basically for skills development and income generation. Due to financial constraints ROWOSA has not been able to reach to all the families of soldiers and yet it is the organization’s objectives to reach out to all UPDF units in the country.

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