If you had only $1.75 to spend today, how would you spend it?
Live Below the Line is an innovative campaign which challenges thousands of individuals across the world to live on $1.75 a day for 5 days, to deepen their understanding of the challenges faced by individuals living in extreme poverty, and to raise vital funds for crucial anti-poverty initiatives.
I’m very excited to be a part of this global initiative because it challenges us to live below the poverty line like so many in the world and to raise our voices for the 1.2 billion people who live in extreme poverty every day. Also, it gives me the opportunity to try out new and creative cooking ways.
Working with the Israel Tennis Centers Foundation (ITC) and having the opportunity to travel to Israel gave me the experience to see how poverty impacts the lives of everyone, especially children. Funds raised will support commencing and expanding existing children at risk programs across most of the ITC facilities located throughout Israel’s periphery and disadvantaged neighbourhoods.
I hope you will join me in this challenge or donate in any amount small or big, because for us, $1.75 is just food and drink, but in the developing world it must pay for everything – food, water, healthcare, education, clothing – everything.
Keep an eye out for my posts on this worthy cause. In the meantime, I’m looking forward to making some of these dishes!