Here’s a short video clip from our last family meal before starting the £1 a day challenge. I’ve been having some interesting discussions about the whole Live Below the Line concept on Facebook and another blog and hoped to post a bit about our rationale for doing that but it’s late now and I have a long day tomorrow so will have to leave that for another day. Hoping that Susan will chip in shortly with some progress updates too. So for now enjoy video clip 2.
Many of the poorest people in the world have to live on the equivalent of £1 a day. To raise awareness of this and raise funds to tackle poverty, Live Below the Line encourages people to try living on £1 a day for all their food and drink for 5 days. We came across the campaign this lent (through 40 Acts) and decided we should give it a go. So, from Monday to Friday next week we have £5 a day to live on as a family. Susan and Rebekah have been planning meals and snacks (with extra food for dad presumable because they think I’ll get too grumpy otherwise), we’ve done most of the shopping for a week and we have a plan.
We’re not expecting much food excitement, but we are going to see how well we can cope with living on £1 a day. We’ll be donating the difference between this and what we would normally spend to Tearfund, an excellent charity working with some of the poorest communities in the world to tackle poverty head on. If you’d like to support what we’re doing, you can donate online at https://www.livebelowtheline.com/me/gibsonfamily
We’ll be blogging through the week and also hope to post some video diaries. I’ve made a start and you can watch the first one on YouTube or embedded below.