About Us


The Land of Hope is run by DINNødhjælp. It is a community where 80 children are currently loved, cared for and protected. Through holistic education, all the children are given opportunities to cultivate their talents in areas such as football, art classes, computer training, music and dance programs. The children go to government schools.

Land of Hope consists of 2 main buildings also known as children centers, the girl’s quarters and the boy’s quarters. There is also an office building, a library, playroom, a kitchen, and the Karan Tilani Hospital which are all located within the premises.

We have a huge responsibility to train and develop the children so that they can eventually be self-sustainable and contribute back to the communities in future.



Karan is a director in his family business, World of Diamonds Group, which is almost fully integrated in diamond mining, polishing and distribution. He oversees partnerships and marketing for the Group and always looks to benefit social causes with ultra-luxury projects. Having worked with prominent personalities for non-profit missions, he believes that there should be greater equality in the world.

Wealth is a responsibility. It needs to be managed well or it becomes a liability.



Gianluca is a senior C-level executive with strong general management and turnaround experience in a diverse range of industrial sectors (automotive, construction, IT, mining) across Asia and Africa. Formerly, Gianluca held positions such as the CEO for Pirelli in Asia and Africa, and Board Director for the Italian Chamber of Commerce Singapore.

Currently involved in some activities in Africa, Gianluca’s ultimate dream is to make philanthropy and helping people in extreme poverty as his profession.


Born and raised in Denmark. Anja Ringgren Lovén grew up in a caring family surrounded by love and protection, having learned about the importance of taking care of people in need from her mother who worked in an elderly home. Equipped with the knowledge that African children who were starving from a very young age, she hoped to help the vulnerable children and make a difference in Africa one day. 

After losing her mother to cancer when she was just 23 years old, she established her own Danish non-governmental organization named DINNødhjælp in 2012 to pursue her dream of making a difference in the lives of these children accused of witchcraft. During her time serving as an aid worker in Malawi and in Tanzania, the extreme poverty and hunger she witnessed left an everlasting impression, and she has vowed to continue her efforts in Nigeria. 

After meeting David Emmanuel Umem at the beginning of 2013, who shared a similar passion and motivation to help these unfortunate children, they decided to create a safe environment for the vulnerable children of Akwa Ibom state and give them hope, education and a better future – The Land of Hope.

Anja Ringgren Lovén

David Emmanuel Umem

Anja Ringgren Lovén & David Emmanuel Umem, and their non-profit organizations DINNødhjælp and African Children’s Aid Education and Development Foundation (ACAEDF)