Tag: poverty

Living Below the Line: Water

Last day of the challenge today!  I’m pretty excited  And to celebrate, I’m going to take a break from complaining about being hungry in order to focus on the fact that I’m not thirsty. Or rather, to talk about water.…

Living Below the Line: Hungry

Time for another thank you to my sponsors!  To my astonishment, I’m currently coming in at 24th out of 10,398 people on the fundraising leaderboard.  Which is rather astonishing.  (I wasn’t actually trying to be competitive about this, but I…

Living Below the Line: Schmalz

Nope, not the bad movie kind.  The kind where you embrace your Eastern European heritage and render chicken fat into liquid so that you have something other than water in which to caramelise your onions and garlic. Yes, that does…

Living Below the Line: Menu!

Thank you to everyone who has sponsored me so far.  Together, we have raised over $1,000 to help alleviate poverty in East Timor!  I’m thrilled with this result – and I’m hoping to do even better by the end of…

Living Below the Line: Shopping

Well.  Two hours of shopping, one discount store, two supermarkets, a greengrocer, a dry-goods shop and a butcher later, and I have my groceries for the next five days!  Did I mention that this whole budgeting for $2 per day…