An NGO is empowering rural Indian girls through soccer and education. From left: Anu Kumari and Kusum Kumari at practice. Kusum, now a coach, trained at Real Sociedad, a club in Spain’s La Liga.

Girls swap rice paddies for soccer fields in India, and escape the cycle of child marriage and poverty

  • Without soccer they would likely have been child brides, or risked being trafficked for sex work; through it some left their villages to train in US and Spain
  • Their soccer lessons are provided by an NGO, founded by an American, which also schools them in Hindi and English – and teaches them to stand out
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An NGO is empowering rural Indian girls through soccer and education. From left: Anu Kumari and Kusum Kumari at practice. Kusum, now a coach, trained at Real Sociedad, a club in Spain’s La Liga.
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