I Pledge to Live Below the Line

 

1.4 billion people around the world live on less than $1.50 a day. Can you? I’ll be participating in a campaign with BzzAgent and Live Below Line from May 7Th – May 11Th.  Live Below the Line is a campaign that challenges individuals and communities to eat and drink on just $1.50 per day for 5 days. By exposing participants to a glimpse of some of the daily difficulties experienced by the 1.4 billion people who live in extreme poverty every day, for everything, the campaign provides a unique window into understanding the realities of life for so many.

I’ll be updating you next week on the challenge and how it’s working for me. Thank goodness there is an online cookbook provided to help with tips on living for $1.50 a day. I know people that don’t think twice about spending triple that amount on coffee each day! Checkout my campaign page HERE and donate to CARE.

CARE helps women and their families through poverty fighting and disaster relief programs. To learn more about CARE watch this video and take the challenge to live on $1.50 a day for 5 days.

Comments

  1. Does this include gas costs? I would imagine you would use all that up just shuttling back and forth with the kids! It is a good challenge, and I know when I studied abroad in England, I had to live on 10 pounds a week because the dollar tanked while I was there. My creative solutions to food were to buy the older veggies at discount and eat stir fry with rice. I walked everywhere (and lost 15 pounds doing that alone) I also went to happy hours and let guys buy me a pint, and ate the free food at the buffet. Yes, a glimpse at my shameful past. But, it was survival!

    • It’s only food and drink. I wouldn’t get far, especially where I live if it included gas. We all have a bit of a shameful past – LOL! I miss happy hour sometimes:(

  2. Mindy Grant says:

    I am participating in this also, and will be sharing my journey on my blog at http://www.moneysavingmindy.com Good luck to you Milena! I think we’re both going to need it! ;)

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