Earlier this year, a photo of a homeless, starving 2-year-old in Nigeria went viral. The picture showed aid worker Anja Ringgren Loven giving the toddler named Hope some water.
Hope, who had been abandoned by his family, had been living off scraps he found on the street for about eight months until he was rescued on January 30. The tender moment of Loven helping him tugged on heartstrings all over the world, and generous donations poured into her organization.
A Soul Shattering Perspective.A woman from Denmark named Anja Ringgren Lovén has spent three years in Nigeria saving children from the worst cases of abuse.Posted by Chonday.com on Wednesday, February 10, 2016
A Soul Shattering Perspective.A woman from Denmark named Anja Ringgren Lovén has spent three years in Nigeria saving children from the worst cases of abuse.
After giving him water, Loven took him to the hospital for treatment. Shortly thereafter, her organization took him in. Even though a short time has passed, he has since made a jaw-dropping transformation.
Nigerian toddler 'Hope' was abandoned by his family because they thought he was ‘a witch’. He was found eight months...Posted by 7 News Australia on Thursday, March 31, 2016
Nigerian toddler 'Hope' was abandoned by his family because they thought he was ‘a witch’. He was found eight months...
Though Hope still has some medical issues that need to be taken care of, it's undeniable that he has made a huge recovery in gaining weight and finally looking happy and healthy as he should be.
As for Loven, she's used the media platform to shed light on an incredibly important issue.
"I have seen much here in Nigeria over the last three years. I’ve spared you many experiences when we’ve been on rescue missions," she wrote on her organization's website. "Thousands of children are being accused of being witches, and we’ve seen the torture of children, frightened children and dead children."
She added, "The images here show why I am fighting."