Buying this Alive and Kicking ball will directly support ethical jobs, the delivery of vital health education and the donation of sports balls to communities facing disadvantage in sub-Saharan Africa.
Alive and Kicking make handstitched, professional standard leather sports balls in Kenya, Zambia and Ghana with a difference! Sales from these balls support the running of social enterprises which help keep adults in employment, help children play, and raise health awareness through sport across Africa.
Alive and Kicking run three social enterprises in Kenya, Zambia and Ghana. Local ball sales cover running costs and revenues are reinvested in ball donations and health awareness work. They have 150+ employees in full-time, fairly paid jobs. Quality of life and standard of living depend on regular pay and our staff support an average of six dependants with their wage.
They've produced over 750,000 balls so far. They are all stitched and printed by hand in Africa with over 20% have been donated to good causes. Proceeds have been used to train 500+ coaches to deliver health educative sports drills to their community teams since 2012.