Monday, May 16, 2011

An interesting little journey

Over 1.4 billion people in the world live below the poverty line in the world.

1.4 billion. I can't even get my head around such a number.

So this week I've signed up to Live Below The Line - spending $2 a day on food from today (Monday) til Friday - I went shopping yesterday and bought as much rice and lentils and veggies as my allowance would buy me.

Made it through Day 1. Very much missed a coffee this morning and I've been trying to think about things that are the opposite of sugar.

So what's the point? Why miss the sugar and the caffeine and have to face lentils again tomorrow? I think it's got something to do with me gaining a better understanding of how much I have and how much others don't. Of being thankful...

Here's a pic of the food supplies for the week. I had a couple extra dollars to spend because one night I'm sharing dinner with some friends. (A 66cent per person dinner part-ay!)

1 comment:

  1. Thought-provoking project, Kylie! I hope uni is going well. I sure enjoy reading what you're thinking about and doing. Thanks for sharing, as always.