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1750 New Zealanders will Live Below the Line for five days

23 September 2013

1750 New Zealanders will Live Below the Line this week for five days

Today marks the start of a powerful and united bid around New Zealand to raise funds and awareness to end extreme global poverty.

1750 participants from around the country will take part in the Live Below the Line challenge and eat for 2.25 dollars per day for five days. The campaign challenges individuals and communities to live off the New Zealand equivalent of the extreme poverty line.

Globally 1.2 billion people currently living in extreme poverty, and all funds raised from Live Below the Line will go towards crucial anti-poverty initiatives.

Live Below the Line has raised $250,000 dollars so far and are asking New Zealand to take action and give generously to contribute towards their ambitious goal to raise $500,000.

“I often hear people say ‘Someone should do something about global poverty’. The truth is, we can do something about it. We can change 1.2 billion people’s lives,” says NZ Director of the Global Poverty Project, Will Watterson.

“Live Below the Line challenge week ahead is your chance to contribute to global change for the better. It is not too late to sign up for the challenge or donate to a charity of your choice.”

With 23 charity partners on-board, Live Below the Line participants are each raising funds for a selected charity. Live Below the Line has 8 major charitable partners; World Vision, Oxfam, UNICEF, Childfund, TEAR Fund, P3 Foundation and VSA.

For inspiration from Will Watterson, head to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6S3QLrz-HLc

To donate to Live Below the Line, or sign up to take the challenge, head to: www.livebelowtheline.com/nz

Live Below the Line will be inviting key influencers and media to take part in the challenge, and invites those interested to sign-up or get in touch with the team.


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