SO FAR WE'VE RAISED
Raised so far
767 Million people live on
$2.85(NZD) or less a day – below
the international poverty line.*
45% of all deaths in children
under five are attributed to
A Daily Struggle
One in nine people in the world
go to bed hungry every night.*
ABOUT THE CAUSE
Poverty is not only a lack of resource–it’s also a fundamental lack of opportunity.
There are 767 million people* living below the international poverty line of NZ $2.85 a day—they have few opportunities to make a living wage. Putting food on the table is a struggle, let alone sending their children to school. This isn’t right. Every person deserves an opportunity to flourish.
It’s nearly impossible to climb out of poverty alone.
But together we can help them do
*UN poverty statistics | The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 | World Hunger 2015
HOW IT WORKS
Live Below the Line challenges Kiwis to eat and drink on $2.85 a day between 12-16 March to raise money to empower the world’s most vulnerable people to rise above the poverty line.
“Before Typhoon Haiyan, we had enough income from selling copra from coconuts and farming one hectare of land to provide for our family.
When the super typhoon came, everything was destroyed. Our whole lives changed, we really didn’t expect it to happen to us. We didn’t have enough money to sustain our children’s education and most of the time they couldn’t go to school because we couldn’t afford their transport or lunch.
We are striving to save for the education of our children so that they never have to experience what we experience now."
Gina is not yet part of a Self Help Group in the Philippines, but with your support, people like her can be.
“Before the Self Help Group, my husband was an auto-rickshaw driver and earned enough to support our family with basic things like food, but we were ashamed because we couldn’t afford our children’s education.
I took a loan from my Self Help Group to start a poppadum business so we could save for our two eldest daughters’ high school fees. I’ll do anything to make sure my children achieve their dreams. My eldest daughter wants to be an engineer, and my second eldest, a scientist. If I hadn’t joined the Self Help Group, there would be no bright future for our girls, they would have got married very young and not had the opportunity to study. Their education will enable a good life for them.”
“My eldest son wants to be a police officer and my eldest daughter, a teacher. I don’t have much to give, but I can give them an education so they can
My hope is that my children all graduate from college. It’s important they do because education will give them a better quality of life.
The Farming Co-operative teaches my wife and
Live Below the Line to see more farmers like Hipolito join a Farming Co-operative in the Philippines.
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