Last week, I participated in the Live Below the Line Challenge, where I spent only £1 a day for five days on food and drinks. I documented my experience on video, of course, and I will be sharing the experience on YouTube. This is somewhat similar to my How to Live on $3 or £2 a Day Challenge (video below), except for this time, I will be living on less and it’s not just for fun or entertainment, but it is to raise awareness for poverty and world hunger.
I decided to go grocery shopping a couple of days before starting the challenge, as I wouldn’t have time otherwise. Here is what I spent before the start of the challenge:
Watch the intro video below to the Live Below the Line Challenge, where I show you what I bought:
Like mentioned in the video, the Live Below the Line challenge is usually a charity fundraiser to raise money for world hunger, but because they are not running this year, I’ve decided to leave some information and links to some websites below. If you have a minute, please read up on some of the facts about world hunger, malnutrition and poverty – and if you are able to do so, feel free to donate some of your money to the cause.
Some quick facts about world hunger, malnutrition and poverty:
- 795 million people (or one in nine people in the world) do not have enough to eat
- 98% of the world’s undernourished people live in developing countries
- Nearly half of all deaths in children under five are attributable to under-nutrition
- About 896 million people in developing countries live on $1.90 a day or less
- 22,000 children die EACH DAY due to conditions of poverty
From The Hunger Project – https://www.thp.org/knowledge-center/know-your-world-facts-about-hunger-poverty/
The Life You Can Save (List of effective hunger and nutrition charities) – https://www.thelifeyoucansave.org/Causes/Hunger-and-Nutrition
The Hunger Project – https://www.thp.org/
Action Against Hunger – https://www.actionagainsthunger.org.uk/