A starving two-year-old boy was abandoned by his family after he was accused of being a witch. The boy, now named Hope, was left naked and pushed to the streets to roam refuse dumps to fend for himself. Hope, looking more like a young child in a war-torn region with no parents or guardian, was rescued from his harsh living conditions by a Danish woman on 31 January. Anja Ringgren Loven had spotted the toddler riddled with worms and feeding from scraps thrown to him by passers-by who were generous enough to pity his situation. Loven, who is the founder of African Children’s Aid Education and Development Foundation, was moved to feed him from her battle and take him to the nearest hospital wrapped in her arms. Hope was given medication to remove the worms from his belly as well as blood transfusion. She created the foundation, where the children she saves live and receive medical care, food and schooling, three years ago to help children neglected on account of being witches.
“Thousands of children are being accused of being witches and we’ve both seen torture of children, dead children and frightened children,” she wrote on Facebook.
“Hope’s condition is stable now. He’s taking food for himself and he responds to the medicine he gets.
“Today, he has had powers to sit up and smiling at us. He’s a strong little boy,” she said.
Loven appealed to the community to assist her as the hospital bills were quite high. She has received $1 million in donations from around the world.
Below are the pictures of their meeting and Hope’s rehabilitation.
Photo Credit: MAIL Online