By Elizabeth Willoughby on
Live Below the Line is a campaign that challenges people to live on $1.50 per day (the extreme poverty line) for five days.
Participants sign up at the Live Below the Line website, pledge a fundraising dollar amount goal and choose to which partner charity the money will be donated.
“The US has five percent of the world’s population and 35 percent of global wealth,” wrote Affleck. "More egregiously, the bottom half of the world has only one percent of the world’s wealth; that’s more than three billion people in the other “one percent”.
“As a nation we both claim a noble position in the world and assert a reputation for fostering freedom, human rights and fairness here and abroad. If indeed we are to live up to that, we cannot abide having some among us who starve. Today I engage in the minor act of eating rice and beans to do my tiny part. I encourage others to do whatever they can, however minimal.”
To find out how you can help, visit the Live Below the Line website.
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