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Live Below the Line gains momentum

Live Below the Line gains momentum with over 900 New Zealanders participating in the challenge

With the support of Helen Clark and other key New Zealand leaders in the community, Live Below the Line has gained significant momentum over the past few weeks.

Since launching the campaign, Live Below the Line has over 900 New Zealanders signed up from around the country and has raised over $50,000 for global poverty alleviation so far.

Last week, Helen Clark attended a lunch in Wellington with VSA, eating a lunch to the value of 2.25 dollars to demonstrate her support towards the Live Below the Line vision. Next month, Alfred Ngaro and Jacinda Ardern will be hosting a Live Below the Line function at Parliament on the 18th of September for a large group of Members of Parliament.

Everyone participating in Live Below the Line will be eating and drinking at the New Zealand equivalent of the extreme poverty line, 2.25 dollars per day for five days from 23rd – 27th of September. The campaign challenges individuals and communities to bring to life the direct experiences of the 1.2 billion people currently living in extreme poverty on a global scale.

All registrants are encouraging their friends and families to sponsor them and their chosen charity, with funds going towards crucial anti-poverty initiatives. There are 24 charities on-board and the major partners for Live Below the Line are World Vision, Oxfam, UNICEF, Childfund, TEAR Fund, P3 Foundation and VSA.

All participants can sign up to take the challenge at www.livebelowtheline.com/nz


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