When he was 8 years old, Favour was accused of causing the death of his parents through witchcraft. Just weeks after their burial, his family made him leave his home. Favour roamed the streets begging for food, a fate which is extremely common for children accused of witchcraft in Akwa Ibom State. Fortunately for Favour, he met a kind man who introduced him to Stepping Stones Nigeria Child Empowerment Foundation (SSNCEF).
SSNCEF traced his family and his uncle made the commitment to look after Favour. However, it was not long until his aunt and cousins started abusing him, which eventually forced him onto the streets once again. With the help of Favour’s uncle, SSNCEF was able to place him with a foster family.
Favour loves his new foster family, who treat him as one of their own children. Although his foster father is a pastor the family has also received support from SSNCEF in the form of a micro-grant in order to start a small scale business, which is currently doing well. SSNCEF regularly visits to monitor Favour’s progress.