INTERNATIONAL: What the Nigerian ‘witch’ boy looks like now, 8 weeks after he was rescued

By Independent (UK)

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hope-new-nigeria-2INDEPENDENT (UK) – Just over two months ago Hope was living on the streets of Nigeria, riddled with worms, on the brink of starvation and cast out from his community accused of being a “witch”.

Now, new pictures shared by the aid worker who adopted him reveal the extraordinary transformation he has undergone in a matter of weeks.

An image of Danish philanthropist Anja Ringgren Lovén giving water to Hope was shared around the world at the end of January.

And the little boy’s story has since sparked an awareness campaign, led by the African Children’s Aid Education and Development Foundation (ACAEDF) which Ms Lovén founded with her husband David.

In an update on her Facebook page, Ms Lovén informed Hope’s supporters that the boy was due to undergo corrective surgery to treat hypospadias, “an inborn condition in which one has an incomplete developed urethra”.


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  1. Stop blaming the devil for your failures and laziness. Get up and try out
    something like wood Sculpture, Paintings, go out fishing for a change.
    I enjoy "night fishing" it's amazing the fish that's easy to catch at night.
    Do something in your life and stop blaming an unseen devil. It's all in the mind.

  2. Absolutely wonderful!

  3. We need to rid of all the Obeah Vagabonds in SLU.
    They are the ones destroying the lives of the younger generation.

  4. Good job, I love seeing things that way, I love it, I wish I could adopt one too...

  5. wow look at how good he looks, i am very happy for him i hope he and others can be an example to those in that Nigerian community that they really need to do something with their ignorance cause innocent people are paying the price.

  6. Beautiful. All it took was one person who cared


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