Bridget Moynahan accepted the ‘Live Below the Line Challenge’

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According to The World Bank, surviving on $1.50 a day is the definition of living in extreme poverty and 1.2 billion people around the world face that reality every day.

The Global Poverty Project, whose mission is to end extreme poverty by 2030, is challenging thousands of people across the world to spend only $1.50 a day on food and drink for five days to deepen understanding of the challenges faced by individuals living in extreme poverty and to raise funds for crucial anti-poverty initiatives.

Actress and philanthropist Bridget Moynahan has accepted the Live Below the Line Challenge.

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Full Frame In Depth: Bridget Moynahan together with People Who Live In Extreme Poverty

According to The World Bank, surviving on $1.50 a day is the definition of living in extreme poverty and 1.2 billion people around the world face that reality every day. The Global Poverty Project, whose mission is to end extreme poverty by 2030, is challenging thousands of people across the world to spend only $1.50 a day on food and drink for five days to deepen understanding of the challenges faced by individuals living in extreme poverty and to raise funds for crucial anti-poverty initiatives. Actress and philanthropist Bridget Moynahan has accepted the Live Below the Line Challenge.

“It makes you really tune into a lot of the things that you really take for granted,” Moynahan said. “I became a lot more aware of what things cost and to make healthy choices is a big challenge.”

Moynahan told CCTV’s Mike Walter that her work as a Global Poverty Project Ambassador has also opened her eyes to the economic disparity that exists both within wealthy countries like the United States and China, and between the developing world and Western nations.

“It just made me aware of what we’re doing, how we live our lives and how the other portion may be living their lives,” Moynahan said. “It seems like we could do something to equalize it a lot more.”

  • PeterParkour

    The fact is, at the end of those 5 days you can go back to living that safe and secure life you had. So I feel pity for some homeless people for a couple weeks after while stuffing my face with a cheeseburger. People who live above the poverty line will never get how it feels to live below it.