In January 2016, a Danish aid worker went on a rescue mission on the streets of Nigeria and found a starving child on the verge of death. The same moment was captured in a
photograph, in which she holds a water bottle toward the weak lips of the young boy.
One year later, the same starving kid, started school after a full recovery, and a recreation of his first photo shows just how far he has come from that grievous life.
Anja Ringgren Lovén works for an organisation called DINNødhjælp means “Your Relief”
which found this abandoned boy named Hope.
They rescue children labeled as ‘witches,’ who are often tortured and killed by their
Some of the religious leaders in Nigeria accuse these minors of sorcery hoping to charge
these poor families for exorcism services, an epidemic Anja and her team combat by
sheltering the witch hunt affected children.
He was found extremely malnutrition as shown in the above picture.
He was immediately rushed to the hospital to treat malnutrion and stomach worms
After 08 months of treatment, he gained weight and looked as normal like other kids.
He even got a fresh haircut to get on his new lease of life.
He lives in an orphanage with other kids who were cast away by naming them as witches.
Below was his first school day and Anja is giving him water just like she gave on the first day she met Hope.