Living on a $1.50 a day

Support Refugees and Live Below the Line

March 26, 2015

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Take the Challenge

1.2 billion people, including millions of refugees, live in extreme poverty on just $1.50 a day. You can change this!

The Challenge:

Live Below the Line is a global challenge to spend $1.50 (the equivalent of the extreme poverty line) per day on food and drink for 5 days to highlight the lack of choice and opportunity faced by the 1.2 billion currently living in extreme poverty.

From April 27 – May 1, thousands of people across the world are coming together to unite against extreme poverty. Will you be one of them?

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Everything you need to know about the challenge from Actress Rachel Brosnahan

The Community:

You are coming together with thousands of others to raise awareness of one of the biggest issues in the world today: extreme poverty. In the past three years, over 50,000 people around the world lived below the line, which helped raise $10 million for those living in poverty.

Live Below the Line is put on by Global Citizen, a global advocacy organization whose mission is to increase the number and effectiveness of people taking action against extreme poverty by 2030. USA for UNHCR  is a major partner of Live Below the Line.

Why Take the Challenge?

There are many reasons to take the challenge, but here are our top three:

  • You will be a part of a larger global movement to end extreme poverty. You will be joining hundreds from around the world that together want to put an end to hunger.
  • Millions of refugees depend on UNHCR and our partners for live-saving food and water supplies. Your support in this challenge will help us reach more children and families.
  • It is fun! We promise.

Want to get started?

  1. Sign up here.
  2. Create your personal fundraising page.
  3. Start a team and get your friends, family and co-workers involved.
  4. Live Below the Line will send you tips throughout the campaign journey.

How Does the Challenge Work?

You have a total of $7.50 to use to buy all ingredients for all of your meals for 5 days.

  • You can’t grab a snack from the pantry unless you count the cost of the item within your budget.
  • For items such as salt and pepper simply work out the cost of each item per ounce and budget your shopping proportionally.
  • You can use food from your garden as long as you account for the price of production.
  • You cannot accept ‘donated’ food from others.
  • You can count tap water as being free.

Here is one last reason to do the challenge: Hugh Jackman