Moving the Goalposts

‘She shoots, she saves!’ How this group of footballers are saving their way to success

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.

How football changed this Kenyan teenager's life

United Purpose’s partner organisation, Moving the Goalposts (MTG), uses football as a tool to transform the lives of disadvantaged girls and young women. Operating in two of Kenya’s coastal counties – Kilifi and Kwale – MTG trains girls and young women to become leaders by organising league activities and peer education programmes.