Rugby season has come into the spotlight in Witbank, South Africa and through The Touch, a non-profit in South Africa, women have sold over 800 rugby balls out of recycled material. They already have orders for hundreds more.
These rugby balls, made of billboards and plastic bags, are providing women with an opportunity to work in a place where unemployment levels are extremely high. Now there are 14 women are making an about 220 balls per day. They make less than $5 for each ball, but the work is needed.
Much like our sister company fashionABLE, the women in South Africa are being trained in a skill as well as being employed.
The South African rugby team, The Springboks, are in New Zealand for the world cup, and so there is excitement throughout the country for the sport. The women say they are happy to be involved in the action.
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