could you live on $2 a day?

This is so hard to fathom. The extreme poverty line in this country is defined as living on less than $2 a day. It makes my heart just sink. Yours too?

You might be interested in the Live Below the Line campaign designed to draw attention and raise money for the over one billion people worldwide going to bed hungry every night.

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The tirelessly passionate Julie Cowdroy, activist and academic, took up the challenge for five days and I got her to share how she did it. I’m going to give it a crack in a week or two….

I took my $10 to the supermarket and stocked up on

  • rolled oats
  • lentils
  • potatoes
  • a bag of carrots
  • an onion
  • two pears
  • one mandarin
  • a tin of tomatoes
  • green tea

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