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.