Most of the stitchers at Alive and Kicking’s centers come from urban areas in the African capitals of Nairobi, Kenya and Lusaka, Zambia. The impact of each job is astonishing. Here’s some numbers: 87% of the staff have improved their standard of living thanks to the job; for 55% of the employees, this is their first formal employment; each employee supports an average of 6 people on their Alive and Kicking salary. The organisation also offers health awareness and HIV/AIDS education programs.
By creating fair wages and good working conditions, the 150 people currently employed at Alive and Kicking are given the opportunity to improve their livelihoods. What’s more, many children make their own balls out of plastic balls, thus playtimes are drastically changed by being able to play soccer with a real ball, while getting exercise and having fun while doing it.
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