Back in January of 2016 the world took notice when Anja Ringgren Loven discovered a boy that was on the brink of death, on the streets of Nigeria. She had gone there on a rescue mission as a Danish aid volunteer worker. She wasn’t exactly sure what she was going to find but she came across this little boy and it was a life changing moment for him.
To show how far Hope has come since she found him, Anja took a picture of him drinking from a water bottle on the day he was starting school. It recreated the photo that was taken shortly after she had originally found him. He has made an amazing, full recovery and lives in an orphanage that Anja runs.
The orphanage is filled with kids who suffered the same fate as Hope did at a young age. He was abandoned by his parents and accused of witchcraft. The same as all of the other children he now lives with. By looking at the children it’s hard to determine just what the parents were thinking and what they were using as proof of this but the kids are probably much better off in Anja’s care anyway.