ON BEHALF OF MR. SHYAM HARYANI:
If you haven’t already heard, my daughter Neelam has decided to take the Live Below the Line challenge this week.
She’s pledged to live on just $2 a day for 5 days, from May 16th to 20th.
At first it seems an impossibly small amount, but then you realise that actually a truly ridiculous number of people live on that amount every day.
$2 is the Australian equivalent of the international extreme poverty line – and through this challenge she’s hoping to raise awareness about the issue, but also money to make a difference. You might think that the $2 would go further and buy more in developing countries (that’s what I thought too!) – but actually the $2 is worked out to be the Australian equivalent of what life is like for over a billion people. Extreme poverty means $2 per day buying Australian things, with Australian dollars. It’s pretty incredible to think about.
It’s definitely proving hard for her – there’s no coffee, no suger, no flavour, and not much nutrition. But if through this she can get a bit of a better insight into what life is like for those trapped in poverty – and raise money to make a difference for them – then it’s time well spent.
So I’m asking you to please donate generously:
- $50 will provide a classroom in remote PNG with all the stationery they need for a year.
- $100 will provide a scholarship for a poor student in Cambodia so they can attend school for the first time.
You can donate at
website is www.livebelowtheline.com.au
Thanks for all your support.
Shyam (Sam) Haryani.