Godfrey checking in with a child and his Guardians.  Image courtesy of Harriet Zaffoni.

Godfrey checking in with a child and his Guardians.  Image courtesy of Harriet Zaffoni.

There are over 3 million orphaned and vulnerable children in Uganda.  AIDS, poverty, and lack of access to medical facilities are some of the major contributing factors to this crisis.  LAHU- USA's Guardian Program is crucial to our mission.  We help place children in safe homes in their communities, ideally under the guardianship of relatives.  Once LAHU has secured a placement, regular check-ins and meetings occur, to make sure that the needs of the guardian family and the child are fulfilled.