Football has the power to change lives - read our players' stories

Disha Lohabare

Daughter of a scrap vendor, and a homemaker, Disha has lived in poverty all her life with never enough food to eat or clothes to wear

Disha Lohabare

Playing for Slum Soccer and winning Best Female Player of the Tournament (2009) has given Disha a mission in life, making her realize that that can make a difference in other children’s lives

Disha visits slums encouraging girls to play and works as assistant coach, training the HWC women’s team in 2010

She aspires to complete her graduation and become a professional player

“When I started visiting slums to encourage other kids, I could see that they all wanted to become like me” Disha Lohabare.


Pankaj Mahajan

His journey started with a small step when he kicked a ball for the first time in his life a year ago at one of Slum Soccer’s bi-weekly training sess

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Disha Lohabare

Daughter of a scrap vendor, and a homemaker, Disha has lived in poverty all her life with never enough food to eat or clothes to wear

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Homkant Surandase

Homkant is the son of a marginal laborer who comes from a remote village called Ner, near Yavatmal in the state of Maharashtra and left his home when m

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Reena Panchal

Reena tells the story of what many a girls are facing in her community. She comes from the state of Haryana where girls playing football is frowned upo

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