Ben Affleck Commits To Living On $1.50 A Day
Ben Affleck may have millions in the bank, but he’s willing to live on next to nothing — for a good cause, that is.
Next week, the Oscar winner will join forces with thousands of others around the world in the Live Below The Line challenge, which is aimed at raising awareness and much-needed funds for the fight against extreme poverty.
The initiative, which will run from April 29 to May 3, calls on volunteers to commit to subsisting on just $1.50 a day — for all food and drink — in an effort to better understand the everyday struggles of the 1.4 billion people across the globe living below the extreme poverty line, currently estimated around a buck and a half per diem by the World Bank.
Eastern Congo Initiative(ECI) during the week, isn’t the only celebrity lending star power to the grassroots movement.
Actress Sophia Bush and singer-songwriter Josh Groban are both on board, as are Cooking Channel personalities Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos, all in a bid to encourage the masses to educated themselves on the global poverty.
Since its launch in 2009, Live Below the Line — which raised over $3 million through 15,000 volunteers in its 2012 campaign — has seen support from several other bold-faced names, including Malin Akerman, Minka Kelly, Hugh Jackman and Nick Lachey.
Participates are expected to tweet their experiences throughout next week, sharing what they’re eating and drinking to stay on budget. We’re expecting talk of Ramen to quickly fill Affleck’s Twitter feed.