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What Love Grows: Starving and abandoned child flourishes in one year

Anja Ringgren Loven - Fair Use via Facebook

The Daily Catch - J-P Mauro - published on 02/04/17

It was one year ago that the little boy named Hope was found, starving and abandoned. When Anja Ringgren Lovén, founder of African Children’s Aid Education and Development Foundation rescued Hope, he was frail and weak, surviving on scraps.

The Nigerian boy, named Hope by Dutch charity worker Anja Ringgren Loven who has now adopted him, was found naked, emaciated and riddled with worms on January 30 last year. He had been abandoned by his family who believed he was a witch, the charity reported. A year on, little Hope is hardly recognisable as he is pictured healthy, happy and smartly dressed ready for his first day at school. Ms Ringgren Loven wrote on Facebook on Monday: “It’s exactly one year ago the world came to know a young little boy called Hope. This week Hope will start school.”

What a difference a year can make!

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