How the life of a Nigerian child changed after he was rescued

This picture was taken by Danish volunteer Anja Ringren Lowen. Looking at it, it is simply impossible to hold back the tears. Who the boy is and what happened to him next is in our article.

This child was thrown out on the street by the people closest to him — his parents. All because the boy was allegedly a sorcerer … In the settlement where the boy lived, there was a community which had suggested to the parents that their children were real sorcerers. They offered to rid their children of these «powers» for a lot of money.

The child had been living and sleeping on the streets of the village for eight months. All that was left of food was scraps, which he struggled to find. The boy’s fate might have been very different and short-lived if it hadn’t been for the volunteer Anya. A girl who helps children in Nigeria. On seeing the baby for the first time, the volunteer was simply horrified at how exhausted and tormented this little boy was. She immediately took him to the hospital.

The boy was placed in a rehabilitation centre, where he was slowly, but still recovering. They gave him a beautiful name — Hope. The boy was far behind his peers in development. But all that has changed now. The boy is going to school and is almost keeping up with his classmates. He has lots of new friends and he is very happy!

Anya Ringren has her own orphanage, which she created for the kids. There he lives, saved from the boy Hope.The girl and her husband (by the way, also a Nigerian) have their own child. The kid from an early age communicates with them and makes friends with children from the orphanage. Perhaps he will continue to save the lives of these unfortunate children, like his mother.

Anya admits that she loves all the children she managed to save very much. She considers them all hers. In the near future, Ringren and her husband are going to open another shelter called “Land of Hope”.

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