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Can you survive on just $1.50 of food and water a day?

Amanda Roth / February 28, 2013

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Can you survive on just $1.50 of food and water a day?

The Global Poverty Project is inviting everyone from around the world to spend five days where they only spend $1.50 a day for food and drink to help raise awareness of all the people who live far below the extreme poverty line.

Why should you take this challenge? Before you answer consider that:

    • 1.4 billion people live on less than $1.50 a day.
    • 10% of the world’s income goes to women, despite the fact that they work two-thirds of the world’s working hours.
    • 950 children die every single hour due to hunger and preventable diseases.
    • 884 million people in the world don’t have access to clean drinking water.
    • You can make a difference in these people’s lives and give them hope.

In 2012, roughly 15,000 Live Below the Line participants raised over $3 million dollars for organizations working to fight poverty globally. The Global Poverty Project wants to double the number of participants in 2013.

Can take this challenge for five days of your life?  Be the catalyst to help end extreme poverty in our world one day and $1.50 at a time.  Check out this video and support the Road Scholars guide to Live Below The Line in 2013

Register here to participate in the official global Live Below the Line week from April 29 – May 3, 2013.

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