Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little. – Edmund Burke
Live Below The Line is relatively new campaign, not to make you feel guilty about world hunger and poverty, but to raise awareness and funds to charities that have been steadily working hard on these issues for years. Before we can tackle the concept of poverty. We need to understand it.
This is a great 2 minute video about the challenge by Auckland designer Kaan Hiini.
The challenge: Spend 5 days feeding yourself with $2.25 a day – the New Zealand equivalent of the extreme poverty line.
The reason: To give a glimpse into the lives of 1.4 billion people who have no choice but to live below the line every day – and who have to make $2.25NZ ($1.80US) cover a lot more than food.
More information can be found on the Live Below The Line website: www.livebelowtheline.com/nz
So scary to think that people in our own vicinity are living off this amount of money, let alone the rest of the world who are starving and in extreme poverty.