Live Below the Line is a campaign that's challenging the way people think about extreme poverty - and making a huge difference in the fight to end it.
By taking up the challenge to live on $2 a day for food and drink for 5 days you can catch a glimpse of the day-to-day challenges and lack of choice facing the 1.4 billion people who survive on the equivalent of $2 a day for all their needs, every day.
From May 7th - 11th you can use your experiences below the line to raise awareness about what it means to live in extreme poverty, and raise funds for the Global Poverty Project's crucial work tackling the root causes of extreme poverty.
This year's campaign will launch publicly on the 1st of March - pre-register now to take part for the Global Poverty Project!
Check out what some of the funds raised in 2011 helped us achieve:
LIVE BELOW THE LINE FOR THE GLOBAL POVERTY PROJECT
When you survive on the equivalent of $2 a day for all your needs, issues like preventable disease, unfair trade rules, and corruption can be life-changing.
That’s why the Global Poverty Project is focused on tackling these issues - and removing the barriers that keep people trapped in the cycle of poverty.
We work to catalyse the global movement to end extreme poverty, providing everyday people with simple, yet effective ways to take actions that help create opportunities for our world’s poorest people.
We know that the world’s poor are working hard to fight poverty themselves. So we're getting behind their efforts - by bringing together the power of media, communications, policy, campaigning and education – to ensure both the public and private sectors in developed nations are also working to achieve the end of extreme poverty.
Since launching in Australia in 2009 the Global Poverty Project has delivered our world-class presentation 1.4 Billion Reasons presentation to over 43,000 people and mobilised thousands of individuals to take effective actions for more and better aid, fairer trade, increased transparency and to fight corruption. Last year, our campaign The End of Polio, helped secure $118 million of further investment in global polio eradication efforts.
This year, you can help us build on the momentum of this campaign, and support initiatives that:
Help tackle preventable diseases like polio and malaria,
Fight for access to information that helps expose corruption,
Equip students to become advocates for ethical supply chains - which allow producers in developing communities to work their way out of poverty,
Fight for effective investment in foreign aid, and
Expand our work delivering the world-class educational presentation 1.4 Billion Reasons - to arm more people with the information they need to become advocates for change.