Living #BelowtheLine

Did you know over 1.2 billion people live in extreme poverty? Each day, they live on the equivalent of what you can buy in the United States for $1.50. These are people like Mary, who was forced to make difficult decisions each day just to stay alive. Follow her story below and see how living in extreme poverty forces human beings to live without dignity.

Live Below the Line Infographic with BeadforLife

Mary is just one of thousands of women who have transformed their lives through BeadforLife’s 18-Month Program. You can help thousands more women by taking part in the Live Below The Line campaign from April 28 – May 2, 2014. Here’s three great ways you can take part:

1. Live Below the Line Live on $1.50 a day from April 28 – May 2 to raise awareness about extreme poverty. Ask your friends and family to support your efforts by donating to BeadforLife. Get your schoolbusiness or faith group involved and Join the Campaign!

2. Raise Money Sell our gorgeous paper bead jewelry at your home, church, school, office or community organization and raise money for those living in extreme poverty. Your fundraising event kit will include educational information, activities and more ways to take action in the fight against extreme poverty. Register >>

3. Do BOTH! First, join the Live Below the Line Campaign and then register to host a Fundraising Event. Make the greatest impact by experiencing extreme poverty for five days and raising money to directly benefit those who face this challenge every day.

by Lydia Schroeder, Design & Marketing Intern at BeadforLife