One Week of Groceries (Day 5: Live Below The Line)

My Live Below The Line week is just about finished - but you can still sponsor me here: https://www.livebelowtheline.com/me/elleenelle What does one week's worth of groceries look like for a family in different countries around the world? For my 5 days below the line, this was my shopping basket: There was enough for one.....but only enough. No … Continue reading One Week of Groceries (Day 5: Live Below The Line)

1.2 Billion People, 1.2 Billion Reasons (Day 4: Live Below The Line)

"The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them." - Albert Einstein As of 2010, the world had 1.2 billion people living in extreme poverty - which is 20.63% of the world's population. While that figure seems enormous, it's actually good news. The numbers released … Continue reading 1.2 Billion People, 1.2 Billion Reasons (Day 4: Live Below The Line)

Sore Head, Full Heart (Day 3: Live Below The Line)

You can still donate here: https://www.livebelowtheline.com/me/elleenelle Day 3 of Live Below The Line and I've spent 84p on my food today.  The breakdown goes something like this: Breakfast: 2 slices of toast and jam: 6p Lunch: 15p veggie burgers on 2 pieces of bread 4p plus a smear of tikka sauce for taste. Dinner: Root … Continue reading Sore Head, Full Heart (Day 3: Live Below The Line)

What Does Hunger Look Like? (Day 2: Live Below The Line)

"A hungry man is not a free man" - Adlai E. Stevenson Nearly one billion people go to bed hungry every night and two million children die from malnutrition every year. We've made progress in other areas, but hunger remains the great scandal of our age. All around the world, including in the UK, people … Continue reading What Does Hunger Look Like? (Day 2: Live Below The Line)

Why £1? (Day 1: Live Below The Line)

I kicked off Day 1 of my Live Below The Line challenge today! I'll be living off £1 per day for my food and drink for the next 5 days. Why £1?  The international Extreme Poverty Line was defined by the World Bank as $1.25 US dollars a day, in 2005. If you live on … Continue reading Why £1? (Day 1: Live Below The Line)

Live Below The Line 2013: Prep Day

https://www.livebelowtheline.com/me/elleenelle  My Live Below The Line challenge starts tomorrow and I went for my 'Below The Line' shop today. Having weighed up my options I decided to walk the extra distance to the cheapest supermarket I know of - Aldi! During my challenge last year, I shopped in two different stores and managed to make … Continue reading Live Below The Line 2013: Prep Day

Live Below The Line 2013

https://www.livebelowtheline.com/me/elleenelle This will be my third year of taking part in the Live Below The Line challenge.  Live Below the Line is an innovative awareness and fundraising campaign that's making a huge difference in the fight against extreme poverty. Live Below the Line challenges individuals and communities to see how much change you can make out of … Continue reading Live Below The Line 2013