Live Below the Line: Can you survive off $1.75 a day?

Poverty awareness campaign, which has been successful in the U.S. and has celebrity support, launches in Canada today In most places around town, a morning cup of coffee will run you more than $1.75. Imagine having to feed yourself on…
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Could you Live Below the Line?

The nuts are proud to have a fellow Carleton graduate, Julie Savard-Shaw, guest post today! Julie holds a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management and a Master of International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. She…
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Alberta CBC Radio Broadcast

Calgary’s Kristian Whillans is taking part in the Live Below the Line challenge created by the Global Poverty Project, he is trying to live on $1.75 per day. Listen to the podcast here!
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Live Below the Line: Can you survive off $1.75 a day?

In most places around town, a morning cup of coffee will run you more than $1.75. Imagine having to feed yourself on that sum for an entire day. That’s how much some 1.4 billion people worldwide — living below the…
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Calgarians to dine on $1.75/ day for five days

For most Canadians, $1.75 is hardly enough for a cup of coffee, let alone an entire day’s worth of food. To experience the challenges of the poverty felt by millions of people around the world, Calgarians Kristian Whillans and his…
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Below The Line: Canadians Challenged To Live On $1.75 A Day

TORONTO – Could you live on $1.75 a day and eat nutritiously? Hundreds of Canadians are going to join thousands around the world next week in a challenge called Live Below the Line, created by the Global Poverty Project to…
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Calgarians attempting to live on $1.75 a day as part of Live Below the Line poverty awareness campaign

It’ll be back to the basics next week for some Calgarians. The rice-and-water basics. Kristian Whillans and his partner Jodi Stater are among thousands worldwide who will each live off just $1.75 worth of food and drink per day for…
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Ottawa commits $250-million funding for polio eradication

Ottawa says it will boost its funding for global polio eradication efforts with a $250-million commitment over the next six years, aimed at eliminating the disease from every country by 2018. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative says it wants wipe…
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The vaccine summit, an opportunity for heightened Canadian leadership

Next week is World Immunization Week. On April 24-25, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi will co-host an important vaccine summit. The gathering aims to celebrate the advances in polio eradication, highlight the…
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Can you live on $1.75 a day?

Poverty is a global issue. Earlier this month several Toronto notables including Kristyn Wong-Tam went a week with only a $6.65 daily food budget. What if that budget was further reduced to a mere $1.75? Is it possible to have…
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