EMPOWERING INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES TO RISE ABOVE POVERTY
Ragball International is a unique social enterprise, in which young people create handmade soccer balls from recycled materials (ragballs) in exchange for a fair wage and an innovative financial education programme. Using the international language of soccer, we have created an interactive, soccer-based curriculum to help young people save and spend wisely, set financial goals, and plan for their futures.
Ragball International is a mechanism through which the ingenuity of young people becomes an opportunity for a better life.
Ragballs are sold locally in South Africa by the crafters at markets and also sold online through the world’s largest online soccer retailer, Eurosport (www.soccer.com and www.worldsoccershop.com). Each ragball comes with a player card that includes a photo and information about the unique individual that crafted each ragball.