Live Below The Line is a campaign started by two guys from Australia, Rich Fleming and Nick Allardice. Their challenge was to live on $1.50 a day for 3 weeks. They picked $1.50 because that is the accepted global figure for extreme poverty. Why would we do join this campaign you ask? Because we as humans can try to understand many things, but the best way we learn is through self-experience.
For 5 days we at Say No To Food Waste will live below the line and get a small glimpse of what it is like to be poor and hungry because the salary you earn isn’t enough to get you through life.
Everyday we will document the food $1.50 can buy us in Macas, Ecuador. Since Ecuador is relatively cheaper than the US, we know our small amount of money could go a long way. For some though the reality is worse. That’s why we ask that you join us in this challenge and send us photos of what $1.50 could buy you where you currently live.
To learn more about the project click here. To see a great movie on what poverty is and food insecurity is like in one of the richest countries in the world, The United States, watch A Place at the Table.
Together we will see what it is like to be poor and hungry with so much wealth and food around.