Could You Live On $1.75 Worth Of Food A Day?

Think about how much money you spend on food a day. Now think about how much of it you could cut out if you really had to. Now cut that in half too. You’re probably still spending more than $1.75 on food and water per day. And yet, 1.2 billion people around the world, many of them children, are forced to live on that exact amount or even less.

Extreme poverty is like nothing you could even imagine. It’s worse than the smallest budget you could ever dream of giving yourself. It’s never having enough, no matter what you do, and never being able to do anything about it.

That’s what the Live Below the Line Challenge is all about — showing people the extreme circumstances some people have no choice but to survive under. From April 27th until May 1, Live Below the Line is challenging people to attempt to survive on $1.75 in food and drink per day in order to get an idea of what it’s like for the millions of people who live with that reality with no real end in sight.

Live Below the Line is an initiative of the Global Poverty Project; an education and campaigning organization whose mission is to increase the number and effectiveness of people taking action against extreme poverty. This year’s challenge has already raised almost $150,000 and there’s still time left to donate at

Organizations partnering with the initiative this year include Crossroads International, Raising the Village, and ONEXONE, founded by Canada’s own Joey Adler. Taking the challenge one step further, Adler plans to live on the street this week to bring awareness to the epidemic of homelessness especially among Native Americans.

Adler herself has already raised almost $40,000 through her efforts, and you can donate more at or to donate to ONEXONE go to:

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