Alex lives below the poverty line
I'm living below the poverty line for Restless Development because they are empowering young people around the world.
£1,170.00 raised of £1,000.00 target
£1,170.00 raised so far
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Hi I'm Alex,
I'm planning on living on £1 a day for a week starting on the the 3rd of April to raise funds for the Restless Development Charity.
There's not much you can do with £1. But surviving on this small amount each day is the reality for the 1.4 billion people currently living below the Extreme Poverty Line. The World Bank defines extreme poverty as living on the equivalent of US$1.25 a day. That's roughly the equivalent of £1 in the UK.
Over 50% of the world's population are young people. Young people make up 70% of the population in developing countries. The majority of these young people live below the Poverty Line of £1 a day. These are the people Restless Development specialises in protecting.
They face some of the most serious and persistent problems in the world including HIV/AIDS, no access to education and high unemployment. Poverty is one of the biggest underlying challenges young people face. We want people in the UK to better understand the restrictions this causes.
That is why I am fundraising to try and raise £1000, this will contribute to teaching young people in Nepal where I am travelling for 3 months in April.
I am going to keep a video blog of my week and hopefully I'll be able to upload this, either here to 'Just Giving' or to an event on Facebook. This will hopefully allow you to follow me on my challenge.
I hope that you agree with me that this is a fantastic cause and will help me raise some money towards it.
My updates 4
Thank you all very much for supporting me, here's a video of me on day 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvxVsSYcJ28&context=C4e710a0ADvjVQa1PpcFOwxo1TXTR90asYOC4xBld8udD3wcREkC8=
Day 2 of living below the poverty line: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tissk2M1rNI&context=C4e710a0ADvjVQa1PpcFOwxo1TXTR90asYOC4xBld8udD3wcREkC8=
The first day of living below the poverty line: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE1U31663pY&feature=relmfu
Charity Registration No. 1127488
Young people make up 50% of the world's population. That's a lot of positive energy. Yet, young people are often seen as helpless or dangerous. We beg to differ. With our guidance and support, more young people can become the educators, facilitators and policymakers of today. Not tomorrow. Today.
All the best. Keep it up.
Donation by Harichandra Idamakanti on 27/03/12
+ £2.50 Gift Aid
Wish you Good Luck Mate
Donation by Naresh Varaganti on 27/03/12
+ £2.50 Gift Aid
Good luck, take your noddles with you
Donation by Hiren Patel on 27/03/12
+ £2.50 Gift Aid
you're the best. good luck! i recommend you hit the porridge.
Donation by Anonymous on 25/03/12
Donation by Anonymous on 24/03/12
Well done you! Very best wishes,Millie (Sam W's mother)
Donation by CN Withington on 24/03/12
+ £25.00 Gift Aid
- * Online donations£1,170.00
- Offline donations£0.00
- Text donations£0.00
- Total raised£1,170.00
- Gift Aid£92.50
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