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IN People ON 16 Feb, 2016
It's heartbreaking to know how so many kids get expelled from their community due to wrong beliefs and superstitions. A young charity worker of Africa named Anja Ringgren Loven fed water from her bottle to a two-year-old Nigerian boy who was found naked and covered with worms all over his body. While there are babies getting heavier, this poor kid was found starving on the street for eight months.
The boy was abandoned by his family because they thought he was a witch. Fortunately, the ill toddler was rescued by a Danish aid worker who took him to the hospital for treatment.
The photos captured and shared by Ms Loven on social media will bring tears to your eyes.
He survived on the leftovers thrown by the passersby for eight months.
The poor boy was rescued by a Danish charity worker on 31st January.
Ms Loven founded African Children's Aid Education and Development Foundation three years ago to aid kids that have been considered as witch and abandoned or even killed by the members of their community.
She wrote in a Facebook post, 'Thousands of children are being accused of being witches and we've both seen torture of children, dead children and frightened children.'
Hope was given treatment to remove the worms from his body. He also received regular blood transfusions to yield more red blood cells into his body.
She explained, '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, 'With all the money, we can, besides giving Hope the very best treatment, now also build a doctor clinic on the new land and save many more children out of torture!'
Ms Loven said, 'Hope even plays with my own son. I just don't know how to describe it in words. This is what makes life so beautiful and valuable and therefore I will let the pictures speak for themselves.'
He now eats properly and has got more strength.
Hope is still in the hospital but his condition is much better now.
There are millions of kids who get shunned by their community daily. Ms Loven runs a children's center to provide food, health care and education to the poor children. You can provide financial assistance to the poor Nigerian kids by giving donations to the African Children's Aid Education and Development Foundation.
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