Live Below the Line

482062_357575937684103_546169221_nLive Below the Line is an innovative awareness and fundraising campaign that’s making a huge difference in the fight against extreme poverty. Quite simply, we’re building a movement of passionate people willing and able to make a meaningful difference to those who need it most.”

Hello friends and readers. While surfing the Web on my lunch break today, I somehow came across an article on Ben Affleck and his recent pledge to Live Below the Line and live on only $1.50 a day. Intrigued, I read further and eventually fell upon the LBL website. After reading over the guidelines and the initiative outline, I decided to challenge myself and sign up.

From April 29 to May 3, I’ll be experiencing what it’s like for the 1.4 billion people currently living in extreme poverty. Canadians participating in the challenge have to live off $1.75 a day, which means that I have $8.75 to spend on food to last me the five days.

I set a fundraising goal of $250. Modest, but hopefully attainable. Of the four organizations benefiting from the LBL fundraising efforts, I chose to support Raising The Village.

Raising The Village partners with the most remote villages in sub-Saharan Africa to alleviate extreme poverty. All of their partnered villages live below the line daily, including Murole – “the village at the end of the world” – their most challenging project yet.

Please check out my page here and help me reach my goal. Or, if you’re willing to take on the challenge yourself, sign up!

One thing I’ll also be doing during the week is writing daily posts on the experience. I’ll share the recipes that will help me obtain my goal, photos of what $1.75 a day can get you, how I’m feeling day-to-day and my fundraising progress.

Please join me in my efforts to make a difference and raise as much as I can for this cause.

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