More than a Billion People Live on $1.50 a Day—Could You?

This week is the Global Poverty Project's Live Below the Line campaign. Can you live on $1.50 of food a day?


Most of us spend more than $1.50 on coffee every day. But for the 1.4 billion people living in extreme poverty, $1.50 is their total daily budget.

This week, the Global Poverty Project is trying to raise awareness of extreme poverty with its Live Below the Line campaign. From May 7 through 11, Malin Akerman, Kevin Connolly, Nick Lachey, Josh Groban, and millions of other non-celebrity supporters around the world have committed to live on $1.50 worth of food a day—an attempt, even for just a week, to get a little closer to understanding the challenges faced by more than one-fifth of the world's population.

To learn more, watch Malin Akerman's call to action video above. If you're up for joining the challenge, sign up online. If you can’t participate, consider donating to one of the companies or people who are competing in the fundraising challenge.