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Care Worker Who Rescued Nigerian ‘Witch Boy’ Saves The Lives Of Three Rural Boys

Anja Riggren Loven is a humanitarian and social worker. She has made it her life’s work to save the lives of children in rural Africa.

In 2016, the Danish woman went viral after she saved an orphaned young boy who had been shunned and labelled a witch.

The two-year-old was left starving and abandoned.

Care Worker Who Rescued Nigerian 'Witch Boy' Saves The Lives Of Three Rural Boys
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On her Facebook page Anja has shared how she is still doing good work in the African community.

He and her team were able to better the lives of three beautiful boys named Frank, David and Gideon.

She wrote: “David, Orok, Don and I have been on a rescue mission.’

Care Worker Who Rescued Nigerian 'Witch Boy' Saves The Lives Of Three Rural Boys
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‘We have saved the lives of 3 beautiful boys. When the lives and the rights of children are at stake, there must be no silent witnesses.’

‘David always tell me, that there is no duty more important than ensuring child rights are respected in every society.’

‘That we need to ensure that the lives of children are free from fear, so they can grow up in peace. Little Frank, David and Gideon are now safe at “Land of Hope” and free from fear.’

Care Worker Who Rescued Nigerian 'Witch Boy' Saves The Lives Of Three Rural Boys
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Ms Loven and her husband, David Emmanuel Umem, run an orphanage in south-east Nigeria.

They care for children who have been abandoned by their families as a result of superstitious beliefs.

The organiszation is called the African Children’s Aid Education and Development Foundation (ACAEDF).

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After making headlines around the world in 2016, Anja and her husband adopted the boy his community called a ‘witch’

She renamed the boy Hope.

Anja revealed on social media that that he is now a thriving and healthy boy.

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Anja recreated the viral image of her encouraging her son to drink from a bottle of water.

It marked a year after she rescued him.

Care Worker Who Rescued Nigerian 'Witch Boy' Saves The Lives Of Three Rural Boys
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When he was found Hope was emaciated, riddled with worms and suffering hypospadias.

Anja was named “the most inspiring person of the year 2016” by Germany’s Ooom Magazine, beating the likes of Pope Francis and Barack Obama to the title.

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