Contributed by The Global Poverty Project
Live Below the Line is an incredible awareness and fundraising campaign that empowers those who want to eradicate extreme poverty within the next generation. Started in Australia in 2010, the movement quickly spread across three continents and is now catching on in the United States.
1.4 BILLION people are forced to live every day on $1.50. Food, drink, health expenses, housing, transportation, education - all living costs must be covered by this amount. It's a feat impossible to imagine - but it's the reality for nearly one quarter of the world's population. The good news is we can effect change in this area.
May 16-20, 2011, is Live Below the Line Week. During those five days, thousands of people across the United States will spend just $1.50 per day on food. In doing so, they will bring the issue of extreme poverty to the attention of their households and workplaces.
JOIN US! We'll all be challenged. We'll all struggle without caffeine. And we'll all have that not-quite-full feeling for five days. But we will do so because there are 1.4 billion people for whom doing without is not a choice, and that situation must change.
The Live Below the Line campaign will make a difference. So rise up and show your support: SIGN UP to Live Below the Line today!
Read more in our story about the Global Poverty Project and their work to mobilize effective, concerted action to eradicate poverty in our lifetime.