The Homeless World Cup is a unique, pioneering social movement which uses football to inspire homeless people to change their own lives. The sense of empowerment that comes from participating in street football helps homeless people see that they can change their lives: 64 teams from 52 countries compete against each other to win the Homeless World Cup. And one other important part - the tournament is played with Fairtrade footballs, so Fairtrade can make a significant impact on the lives of the men and women behind the sport balls – the football makers. The football workers and stitchers behind the sport balls work at Fairtrade-certified factories in Sialkot, Pakistan, where 70% of the world’s hand-stitched footballs are made.
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