Ben Affleck and Hugh Jackman are among the celebs signing up – but could you survive on £1 a day?
A new awareness and fundraising campaign is throwing down the challenge worldwide to do just that.
Live Below the Line is asking people to try living off £1 a day for 5 days to experience what it's like to be the 1.4 billion people living in extreme poverty.
1.4 billion – that's over 20 times the population of the UK. Wow.
They are asking people to try it for 5 days between 29 April - 3 May to raise global awareness of extreme poverty.
The £1 mission was set because the International Extreme Poverty Line was defined by the World Bank as $1.25 a day. If you live off that a day – you are internationally recognised as living in extreme poverty.
But while only spending £1 on food & drink a day in the UK is a tall order – that £1 would actually be used to cover all expenses – including travel, health, housing, education and food.
In taking up the challenge, you could raise money for the a range of charities who work on alleviating poverty from Unicef, Oxfam, to The Global Poverty Project.
Are you in?
To find out more visit: livebelowtheline.com/uk
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