No inflator? No problem!
Soccer is the world’s most popular sport in part because all you need is some grass and a ball to play. But while a $12 soccer ball doesn’t sound very expensive to those of us in the United States, for much of the developing world, it is—costing more than a family’s monthly income. Especially when you pair an inflating pump, or consider that a ball’s inner bladder can leak or pop over time, the price of the sport can be prohibitive for large swaths of the population.