It’s so easy to turn a blind eye on all of the chaos that is ensuing our world at the moment. A lot of people can take on the mentality that if it’s not happening to them, it’s just not happening. It makes it easier to not see some of the horrific things that are taking place right now.
As sad as this story is, there is a happy ending to it. If we don’t bring awareness to these issues, then what is going to become of the suffers? We can’t save everyone, but we can sure try.
In this picture, a woman named Anja Ringgren Lovén, the founder of the African Children’s Aid Education and Development Foundation, is shown feeding a boy named Hope who was found naked in the streets in Nigeria after being accused of being a witch. For that reason, the young child has been left without food, water or protection.
This isn’t the only incident of this nature to happen in Nigeria. Anja says that she has seen thousands of children left for starvation, beaten and dead because of this accusation. She has been helping children in need for the past three years.
After a few days, Hope was on his way to recovery and Anje posted;
“He is a strong little boy. To see him sit and play with my own son is without a doubt the greatest experience of my life.
‘I simply do not know how to describe it in words. This is what makes life so beautiful and valuable and I will let the pictures here speak for themselves.”
As shocking as the images are, it’s an absolute blessing to see Hope recovering and taken care of. We need more Anje’s in this world, who makes such a difference in the lives of people who are struggling. In the midst of so much heartbreak, she is their silver lining.