Donate African made balls to children in Africa

 
$643
$239,357
Raised
Remaining

Summary

150 stitchers in Kenya & Zambia are making tough, repairable leather footballs for kids who hardly get to see a proper ball. Each ball carries a simple HIV/AIDS or Malaria awareness message.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Unemployment is high across Africa & the opportunity to play sport is severely limited due to the chronic shortage of balls. There is no large scale ball production on the continent & imported balls are expensive & inappropriate for Africa's tough playing conditions. Coupled with these problems is a lack of health awareness about HIV/AIDS & malaria. Alive & Kicking addresses all three deficits by manufacturing hand stitched leather footballs, netballs & volleyballs in Africa.

How will this project solve this problem?

We have created 150 jobs in stitching centres in Kenya & Zambia. 280,000 balls printed with HIV/AIDS and malaria health awareness have been made and either donated to children's projects or sold at an affordable price to organisations & individuals.

Potential Long Term Impact

150 stitchers now have a chance to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. 12,000 balls donated yearly will help sustain these jobs, & give African children from poor communities balls to play with whilst learning how to stay healthy.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $643
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $239,357
Total Funding Goal: $240,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Project Leader

Will Prochaska

London, London United Kingdom

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