live below the line
Live Below the Line helps us shine a light on the most effective way to raise communities out of poverty: education - getting, and keeping, more kids in the classrooms across the world.
when we talk about people living on $1.50 per person, per day, that includes more than just the cost of food and beverage. That sum covers nutrition, clothing, housing, transportation, health care and so on.
After constantly telling everyone my number one tip for this challenge was to plan, I, of course, woke up to day one of my challenge with no forward planning or food and a busy morning ahead. By 4 p.m. I had only consumed water and was feeling very weary.
Going into these next five days, I'm not under any delusion that what I'm about to do will in any way mirror what a woman living in extreme poverty has to endure. I can also spend the next five days thinking about foods I will be able to eat again.
Remembering is just the beginning. As we prepare to celebrate Passover next week, we pause to reflect upon the bitterness of tyranny, the taste of freedom and the universal longing for human dignity.
Imagine having to choose between a .30 cent vaccine and a bowl of rice. What would you do: eat, or save your child? That may sound extreme, but it's a reality.
We're not inclined to upload photos of artisan sandwiches to Instagram, but this week we're going all out for good reason. Except there'll be no pictures of arugula or baguettes in sight. We've taken on the Global Poverty Project's Live Below the Line challenge to spend $1.50 a day on food and drink for five days.