Friday, May 23, 2008


Playing soccer in Niger, with a ball from Oregon


When I brought out the soccer ball, the one I bought at Big Five, a crowd of men quickly gathered and feverishly cleared away bushes and scrub brush. They cleared a soccer field! Then they played and played and played. I gave the ball over to Ibrahim, my neighbor, who is now in charge of it. They play every evening, with a crowd of young boys watching the older guys.

1 comment:

Seth and Caroline said...

thats a great idea. i have been trying to think of things to take to ghana as gifts. globalism at its best, footballs to west africa, via china/corvallis.