Personal Stories of Transformation
Our street football partners operate in 450 locations, reaching 100,000 homeless people every year. So far, the Homeless World Cup and its partners have impacted the lives of 1 million homeless people around the globe.
Each year, our network of global street football partners select more than 500 players to compete in the annual Homeless World Cup tournament. Of those participants:
- 94% say the Homeless World Cup positively impacted their lives
- 83% improved social relations with family and friends;
- 77% changed their lives significantly because of their involvement
- 71% continue to play the sport.
Football and the Homeless World Cup have the power to change the lives of homeless people. Here are a few of their stories.