Live blog: £1 a day challenge to live below the line

First published in News Basingstoke Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

Gazette chief reporter Emily Roberts is preparing to live on £5 a week to raise awareness of world poverty.

Read her live blog below as she Tweets about the experience.

FOR £1, you would struggle to buy a cup of coffee, but that is my entire budget for food for a day this week as I take part in a charity challenge to help raise awareness of world poverty.

I will join thousands of other people who are participating in Live Below the Line for Restless Development, when for five days I will live on just £5 in total.

The event aims to raise awareness of those living in extreme poverty, and to raise funds for development agencies which support these people.

Restless Development’s belief is that to eradicate extreme poverty, we must first understand it. Now in its third year, the challenge asks people to eat and drink for £1 a day, for five days – the extreme poverty threshold beneath which 1.4billion people worldwide must survive on each day.

Follow my live blog below, and add your comments by using the Twitter hashtag #povertychallenge.

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