Challenging the Stereotypes… In 2012, 'Mama Hope' launched "African Men. Hollywood Stereotypes" aiming to start a movement that would shift the perception about Africa.  They were tired of seeing the stereotypes: helpless children with distended bellies and flies in their eyes or bloodthirsty warlords toting AK-47s. These stereotypes hurt. They hurt the African people whose lives were misrepresented … Continue reading Challenging the Stereotypes…

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)