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Poverty - Live Below the Line - could you? April 27 2015

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Poverty - Live Below the Line - could you? April 27 2015
« on: March 09, 2013, 07:25:31 AM »
Poverty - Live Below the Line - could you?
In 2009, Rich Fleming from the Global Poverty Project and Nick Allardice from the Oaktree Foundation in Australia, were living together in a shared house. Nick and Rich shared a common passion for alleviating poverty. Many of their conversations highlighted how hard it was to truly understand the lack of freedom and choice that living in extreme poverty entailed.

One night, over a few beers with my housemate, we started talking about the difficulty of communicating the lack of choice and opportunity for those living below the extreme poverty line.

We started to think about what US$1.25 buys you here. We were certain it wasn’t possible to survive on even that amount of food. In fact, we were certain that you’d have to be crazy to try.

So, I decided that I would be crazy – I took on the challenge for three weeks in September, and documented my experiences.

Friends who had never shown an interested in my work were suddenly engaged with the reasons for my sudden change in eating habits. My experiences living below the line created a window into the world of extreme poverty.

Together, Nick and Rich saw the opportunity to take this concept to thousands of citizens across the world to help them appreciate the reality of extreme poverty, and in doing so raise critical money to continue the work needed to end extreme poverty. And so, Live Below The Line was born.

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Re: Poverty - Live Below the Line - could you? April 28 2014
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2014, 11:44:15 PM »
Some reports says that poverty line has still increased to the highest peak though there is some basis that the economy recovers from deep impact of recession. Citizens are still fighting poverty that brings hunger to every member of the family. Article resource: Americans below poverty line is highest number since records began

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