From 24th – 28th September
Be awesome and take the Live Below the Line Challenge by joining up and living on $2.25 a day for 5 days to change the way people in the New Zealand think about extreme poverty – and make a huge difference!
Sign up here and check out their Facebook page here
Could you live on $2.25 a day for five days?
We headed to the NZ launch of the Live Below the Line campaign last night, held at the gorgeous viaduct bar Snapdragon. Head Chef Ross Birch was given the challenge to create a sumptuous meal for guests for $2.25 per head. He well and truly did that with a wonderfully aromatic and spicy tagine dish, our meal was evocative of Morocco and all things exotic and we felt very spoilt.
Live Below the Line is a campaign that’s changing the way people think about poverty—and making a huge difference—by challenging everyday people to live on the equivalent of the extreme poverty line for 5 days. The campaign enables participants to have 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 $2.25 cover a lot more than food.
Live Below the Line is an initiative of the Global Poverty Project, an education and campaigning organisation who’s mission is to increase the number and effectiveness of people taking action against extreme poverty. Launched last year for the first time in NZ, the campaign raised $120,000 and this year Director Will Waterson is confident that one million dollars will be raised this year in New Zealand alone.
They’ve teamed up with some of the best charities in New Zealand that fight extreme poverty around the world to provide you with the opportunity to support their work through personal sponsorship as you undertake Live Below the Line.
In 2012, Live Below the Line is running in New Zealand, the UK, Australia and the USA, with more than 20,000 people spending 5 days living below the line.
Their website will give you great encouragement and support and says that even though they know your awesome, if you’re struggling with encouraging your friends, family, neighbours and work colleagues to join you living below the poverty line for 5 days, they can help you inspire and engage those around you.
Taking the Live Below the Line challenge is not easy but it is possible. To help you, they’ve created a range of materials – recipe books, videos from 2011 participants, engagement packs for your local school or church and much more
Across three continents people will join the movement to tackle extreme poverty – join them today!!
Check out The Story of Live Below the Line NZ.