Wednesday, April 18, 2012
$1.25 a day. Could you live off of $1.25 a day? 4 million Americans are living in extreme poverty, and that is what they are living off of. In a country full of american dreams millions of people are still struggling to have a place to live and food to eat. The number of americans living in extreme poverty situations has doubled in the last 15 years, and 50% of americans are currently low income or are living in poverty.
Looking at extreme poverty on a global level, 1.4 billion people are living in it.
Live Below the Line is helping to raise awareness for those are living in extreme poverty situations. They have issued a global challenge to everyone to Live Below the Line for 5 days.
So how can you help? Pledge to live below the line from May 7th-11th. Living Below the Line means spending only $1.50 a day for food and drink. Luke and I have taken the pledge, and yes, as excited as we are to support Live Below the Line and CARE, we are little scared that we will not be able to eat for $1.50 a day.
In addition to raising awareness, I am also supporting CARE, CARE is a humanitarian organization that is fighting global poverty. CARE puts their focus on educating and helping women. They believe once women are equipped with resources, they can change their family and their community.
If you aren't up to taking the challenge with Luke and I, please donate and help me reach my goal of raising $250 for CARE.
Posted by Kimberly at 1:49 PM