Today is the first day of my Live Below the Line challenge for Opportunity, where I eat and drink for $1.50 a day for five days. Live Below the Line is a campaign that raises awareness about the 1.4 billion people who live below the poverty line and have to make $1.50 cover a lot more than food every day.
My wife Jackie and my sister Natalie decided to join me in the challenge as well, which made it a bit easier to add variety to our menu for the day, since we were able to pool our money and spend $4.50 total. Take a look at how we did on our first shopping trip.
Our menu today will consist of:
- Black Beans
- Ramen Noodles
- Roma Tomatoes
Overall, the day is going well. I started off with a large glass of (tap) water and followed that with a banana. I plan to have the ramen for lunch. Remember, if you can help support us as we complete this challenge, with even a gift of $5, visit livebelowtheline.com/me/ianhaisley»
Want to start your own Live Below the Line challenge? Go to livebelowtheline.com/us-opportunity»