Thursday, March 18, 2004
Bag and Rag Soccer in Burundi
to the local rubbish pile to collect old plastic bags
you have to be careful where you walk, but...
soon we have enough
let's have a look what we got....
it looks good
you get some plastic together and...
you put it in a bag
and into another bag, I am sure you got the idea
meanwhile Paul has been to the place where they make dresses and...
via his mother, he got off cuts of material which he knots into long strips
because this we need to go around the plastic
it is a tricky job and you have to know what you are doing
but I have done it many times now and am really good at it
the last knot and than it is over to Paul
who will stitch little bits of cloth around the outside, while I do the second ball
all this takes time, I am sure you realise, but...
here it is.
just testing, and Paul says it is a good one
so here we go
can you spot the ball?
things are going well for our site
our goalkeeper is young but really good
and thanks to that new ball we won the match
oh, by the way, my name is Henri and I love football."