I Choose to Live Below the Line Because 1.4 Billion Have No Choice I Choose to Live Below the Line Because 1.4 Billion Have No Choice
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I Choose to Live Below the Line Because 1.4 Billion Have No Choice
Live Below the Line brings attention to the struggles people face around the world by challenging people to feed themselves for less than $1.50 a day. As I learned last year, this challenge illuminates how much choice we have here in the U.S. and how difficult it is to support a family below the extreme poverty line. This year, from April 29 to May 3, I'll challenge myself to Live Below the Line again and fundraise on behalf of Opportunity International.
Opportunity International provides loans, savings, insurance, and training to more than five million people around the world. These financial services allow Opportunity International's clients to build businesses, support their families, and plan for the future. They give people the chance to work their way out of poverty. They empower individuals and communities, and transform lives.
Like last year, this April I will give up my food choices in honor of the 1.4 billion people for whom Living Below the Line is not a voluntary choice. I will take the challenge, give up cranberry juice and chocolate, and stand up for people like Opportunity International's clients. I hope you'll join me.
Ian Haisley is the Director of Online Strategy at Opportunity International, a non-profit focused on providing access to savings, small business loans, insurance and training to over five million people working their way out of poverty in the developing world. Ian spends his time telling stories, sharing inspiration and being a dad. Find him on Twitter: @ianscotthaisley.