Living below the line: raising awareness that we can beat poverty
Tonight the Global Poverty Project held a reception (with tap water and food for only 33p per person) to mark the first Live Below the Line week in the UK. Live Below the Line encourages people to live for a week spending less than £1 a day on food and drink. Not to pretend we know what global poverty means, but to encourage people to know more about global poverty and take more action to end it.
The TUC is backing Live Below the Line as part of our strategy to raise awareness of international development and the Millennium Development Goals. Lord Jack McConnell, one of the speakers at the reception, and a participant, spoke about the potential to end global poverty in a generation. You can see the Live Below the Line presentation on Friday night at www.livebelowtheline.org.uk/how-to-participate/14-billion-reasons