Momo. Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer.

Momo H. was 3 when his family arrived in the United States from the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. He has no memories of his family’s struggles there.

He does, however, remember getting involved in soccer. When he was 7, Momo made his debut at 4 Worlds United summer soccer. In one smooth motion, he stripped the ball away from a 13-year-old competitive soccer player with a slide tackle, stood up into a full run and finished with a goal. He did all of this with the big smile that has become his trademark.

Momo now plays on a competitive soccer club team with scholarship, equipment donations and transportation through 4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance, one of the Foundation’s grants partners.

Momo is known by his soccer peers for his skills, fun attitude and friendly nature. He exemplifies the positive force of soccer and how it provides a platform for such a positive person to express himself and succeed at an early age in our world. Over the past several years, Momo has played in the Oregon State Development program, and excelled at Northeast United Soccer Club.

Learn more about 4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance here.