A 2006 report from Human Rights Watch estimated that 23,000 street children were living throughout Vietnam. On the streets, children are susceptible to a wide range of threats and pitfalls, including child trafficking.
As one rescued boy remembers, "I didn't have time to make friends. The friends I did have ... would take me to do work that wasn't good."
CNN Hero Michael Brosowski is helping some of those street children turn their lives around.