Starbucks coffee: $10
Gong Cha: $6
How much money do you have?
For breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Timor-Leste is less than an hour from Australia, and approximately 40% of the population lives under the extreme poverty line, surviving on less than $2 a day.
One of the most important ways we can combat poverty is by providing those living in poverty with an education. By giving them an education,we are giving them the skills to be able to find employment, and from there they will gain life skills to sustain employment which will help lift themselves, and their community, out of poverty. In Timor-Leste, most of the population is under 26 years of age, meaning it is an extremely youthful population. This puts incredible strain on the education system, as there are lack of schools, and even where there are schools the quality of education is often poor.
This is where Live Below the Line come in. This challenge aims to education us in Australia, and children in Timor-Leste. You must live on $2 or less for 5 days between the 5th and 9th of May. Through this challenge,we can gain some empathy for what it is like to live in extreme poverty (although we will probably and hopefully never fully understand), and some understanding of the challenges they face. It also aims to raise money which is donated to contribute to education in Timor-Leste. $30 can help repair a classroom, and $70 can provide a shelf of books to stock school library. Every dollar counts, and we hope you join the team or donate thisMay, as we help change the lives of children living in extreme poverty