For the young women at Moving the Goalposts (MTG) – our Kenya-based partner that promotes gender equality through football – a love of sport is not the only thing that unites them. Speaking with many of the players, their shared ambition to achieve entrepreneurial success is overwhelmingly striking. Nurtured by MTG’s support, many of the players have set up ‘Savings Groups’ to incubate the skills and capital they need to assist them on their business journeys.
As the men’s World Cup draws to a close, we chat to Dorcas Amakobe – Executive Director of our partner organisation, Moving the Goalposts – about the possibilities football has opened up for young girls and women in Kenya.
Esse Mbeyu Akida shares how her passion for football motivated her to join Moving the Goalposts - our partner organisation, based in Kenya, which uses football as a tool to change the lives of disadvantaged girls and young women - and how she has carved out a successful career for herself.
25-year-old Sarah Rehema Kitsao first joined Moving the Goalposts (MTG) back in 2002. Sixteen years on, football is still a key part of her life. Here, she explains in her own words how her passion for the game has helped her grow and develop as an individual.
Mwanaidi Karisa explains in her own words how her love for football and refereeing has enabled her to "stand tall" in her community.