Hunger Project Staff Explain Why They Took on The Live Below the Line Challenge

May 4, 2015

From April 27 – May 1, The Hunger Project staff and more than 420 Live Below the Line champions spent a $1.50 a day on food and beverage to change the way people think about extreme poverty and hunger.

The Hunger Project team partcipated under the theme “interconnectedness,” which is one of our 10 principles. The Hunger Project is united in our shared vision and commitment to end hunger, and The Live Below the Line challenge has provided us with the opportunity to experience a small window of what it’s like to live under the global poverty line, foster a dialogue about food and security and gave us a chance to more deeply connect mentally and physically withe our partners.

We asked our staff why they decided to take on the challenge, how it’s changed their perspective and what’s been the most challenging.

Tory Watts, Senior Program Officer, Africa Department, explains why she took on the challenge:

Bridget Barry, Latin American South Asia Program Officer, explains why she took on the challenge:

Marissa Strniste, Monitoring & Evaluation Program Officer, explains why she took on the challenge:

Nick Wilson, Restricted Funds and Grants Manager, explains why he is took on the challenge:

 

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