This 2-year boy was abandoned by his parents and left on the street to die. It is assumed that his parents thought that their son was a witch. When Anja found him, he was in terrible condition.
After 8 months of wandering around, Anja provided proper care and medical assistance. She even called him Hope as soon as she published the photos.
The images posted by Anja led to a tidal wave of support and goodwill from people around the world.
Along with the new photo, Anja also wrote:
“The day I carried this sweet little boy in my arms for the very first time I was so sure he would not survive. Every breath he took was a struggle and I did not want him to die without a name, without dignity, so I named him Hope. Hope to me is a special name. Not only the meaning of Hope, but what it stands for. Many years ago I got the name HOPE tattooed on my fingers because to me it means: Help One Person Everyday.”