The person he came with probably has one of two intentions, which would be to
- smuggle him to be used as a household serf, or
- smuggle him to be with family of some sort. (In some instances this hardly differs to the first reason).
Who knows if the boy is really 11, or if the name given is real. He might just be giving a pre-planned spiel. Either way, the boy is a victim in this, and we need to stop treating our children like Dickensian pieces of property.