Kenya is a special place for me. It’s where I got engaged, where some of my favorite people live and where I know I can do good. My wife and I like to travel with a group called With My Own 2 Hands; a non-profit that focuses on sustainable agriculture and water projects that help fund education. Having travelled with them before, we had a good idea of what we were getting ourselves into this year. Long bumpy road trips to 7 remote projects scattered across Kenya, harsh terrain that flip-flops don’t dare walk through, the sea of Maasai beadwork and tribal flannels, daily deet and sunscreen application, visiting a borehole we donated on the other side of the country, being asked to teach school classes on the spot... All organic and wonderful experiences that come with an off-the-beaten-path of a WMO2H trip! And this time, I had something special to give to each project we visited- a One World Play Project soccer ball. At every project, breaking the ice with the kids is a really big deal. On our last trip, it was the way we bonded with the kids and brought fun to a long day. Unfortunately, finding a pump or a decently inflated ball at these projects is hard to come by. Instead of hoping that there was a ball available, I wanted to bring one that was hassle free and would last exponentially longer than the cheap ones sold in nearby shops. So when I saw a video of a soccer ball lasting multiple stab wounds and the weight of a car, I knew that I needed to contact the makers. The creators of these soccer balls is a company called One World Play Project. Their mission is to bring communities together through play and when you buy a ball, they give a ball. With the help of donations from family and friends, we were able to purchase an entire body sized duffle bag full of soccer balls to bring with us to Kenya. With My Own 2 Hands provided the projects and One World Play Project provided the fun; a perfect combo. I couldn’t have more stoked for our adventure! Please visit @OneWorldPlayprj to help send soccer balls to communities all around the globe and @WithMyOwn2hands to learn more about their sustainable projects that help children all over Kenya!