Gloria, age 9, with her lawyer, Marie Elise Gbedo (left) and her mother, Pauline (right).  When her parents separated, Gloria was sent to live with her grandmother who starved her and forced he to do all of the household chores. She often was left outside, exposed to the elements for hours on end.

CARE's EMPOWER program returned Gloria to her mother's care and helped nurse her back to health, saving her from malnutrition.

Credits: 2010 Wabi Obadimedji/CARE