Danish Aid Worker Celebrates Nigerian Girl Rescued 10 Years Ago After Being Tagged Witch
Danish aid worker, Anja Ringgren Loven, has celebrated an Akwa Ibom girl rescued by her team 10 years ago after she was branded a witch.
Sharing the news on her Facebook page on Thursday, the founder of Land of Hope, posted before and after photos of Charity, who was rescued on April 5th, 2013.
She wrote “Yesterday was VERY special. It was exactly 10 years ago Land of Hope Director of Child Development Nsidibe Orok and I found Charity in an abandoned house.
“Charity was accused of being a witch and outcasted by her family and the entire community.
“She begged for food during the day and in the night she slept in the abandoned house on the dirty ground. When we found her she was wearing a Chelsea football jersey many sizes too big for her. It was the only clothing she had. I remember how her body appeared like a fragile feather.
“She was severely malnourished, beaten and abused.
“What happened to Charity during those years of struggle and immense pain belongs to the past.
“Today Charity has become such a strong and Independent young woman and next year she will start university. All thanks to your amazing love and support 🤎.
“5th of April 2013 we rescued Charity, 5th of April 2023 we dressed up to celebrate Charity’s development and accomplishments.”