The little boy stood naked, hungry and thirsty on the streets of Nigeria. He was rejected by his family and the village because they thought he was a witch.
The strong video, which you can see at the top of the case, was taken during the recording of a documentary about Danish Anja Ringgren Lovén in 2016, and it provoked reactions all over the world.
Lovén already ran an orphanage in Nigeria with her husband, David, and the meeting with the boy changed their lives. The boy was named Hope, and their organization and orphanage was renamed Land of Hope.
– Very intelligent
It soon became clear that Hope could not hear. Probably a factor as to why they’re doing so poorly. Superstition is strong in the area, and illness, accidents and death are often associated with witchcraft.
But with a safe environment, food, love and education, Hope developed faster than one could dream of.