Tyler: An orphan from both parents, he is almost 12 years old. He was recommended by a single mother who has taken him from the street a few days before. The woman asked me to let Tyler visit her sometimes because he has become a friend to her son, and I agreed. Three weeks ago, he went to visit that woman and he stole all money she had in her room, (she said it was almost $20) and he ran away. Until today, he didn’t come back home, but one of the children saw him three days ago with older street children who are not behaving well. I am hoping for him to return because he is so young and intelligent – he needs to go back to school.
(Names have been changed.)