The Challenge

Live Below the Line challenges Kiwis to eat and drink on $2.85 a day for five days between 12-16 March and raise money to help the estimated 767 million people* trapped in poverty.
*UN poverty statistics

HOW IT WORKS

The money you raise will enable Tearfund’s partners to work in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities to help people to help themselves.

Through Self Help Groups and Farming Co-operatives, we’re harnessing the Power of Together to see families lift themselves out of poverty. Together we are stronger. Together we are more. Join us!

JOIN THE
CHALLENGE 
Register yourself
or your team
today.

TELL EVERYONE
Let your people
know how they
can support you.

GET STARTED
Download your
LBL resources, plan
shop and eat.

Fear not! We’ve got everything you need to make your Live Below the Line experience worthwhile on your 'Stuff to Help' page, once you sign up. Here's a taster of what's in store...

DINE BELOW
THE LINE 
Here’s Everything you
need to know to
host your 'Dine Below
the Line' event.

ONE HELPING
COOK BOOK 
NZ top chefs created $2.85 (or less) recipes especially for you.
Get yours for $15
(+ $5 postage).
Call us on 0800 800 777.

FUNDRAISING
CHECKLIST 

All the top tips and tricks you need
to smash your fundraising target.


MAKE A TEAM!

This year we’re challenging you to get together with a group of friends (or work mates, church group, hobby group etc) and Live Below the Line as a team! Doing the challenge is better together, sharing food and skills means you get more bang for your buck and can go bigger with fundraising! #TogetherWeAreMore

Whether you cook meals, fundraise, or tally up your totals together, it’s up to you! Here’s how to do it:

SIGN UP 

Set up your team online when you join the challenge. Once you've created your account, add your team details, fundraising target and send the team link out for your friends to join.

SEARCH FOR YOUR TEAM 

Once you've set up your team, invite your friends to join your challenge using the link on your fundraising page. Or if you're looking for a team to join, you can find it in the search bar.

TRACK YOUR SUCCESS 

Your individual totals will be counted as part of the team-total (plus there are fantastic prizes up for grabs for the highest fundraising team!)

WHAT ARE THE RULES?

YOU HAVE $2.85 PER DAY 

That's right! $2.85 for all of your food and drink. You don’t need to factor tap water into this – it’s counted as ‘free’ – so remember to drink as much as possible to stay hydrated!

ONLY COUNT WHAT YOU USE 

For example, if you purchase a bag of rice from the supermarket, but only use one cup of it during the challenge, only count the price of one cup’s worth in your budget.

JUST SAY NO... THANK YOU 

We know they do it because they care, but if your friend offers you ‘free’ food during your challenge, resist! Encourage them to sponsor you instead.