The mission of Ball Project is to help children play.

A young boy in Mozambique shows off his plastic bag ball.

A young boy in Mozambique shows off his plastic bag ball. Most kids in developing nations use balls like this.

This may seem simplistic, however, simple things can lead to profound changes. Helping children play can help children develop confidence, build friendships & develop skills in sports & for life such as persistence, dedication, patience & tolerance of delayed gratification. All of which can help lead to success in life.

Millions of kids around the world play with plastic or cloth rag balls that they make themselves. Playing soccer with a real soccer ball & being on a real team can provide hope & motivation for kids living in the developing world.

A decent real soccer ball costs anywhere from $8 in parts of Asia to $75 in Fiji. Prices vary widely on quality, availability & shipping costs.

Last year Ball Project funded balls in 19 countries around the world in Asia, Africa, Europe, Central Asia, Central America, the Caribbean & the South Pacific.

Thanks to our partners, donors & advisers for helping children play.