Last week I lived on £1 a day to raise awareness of extreme poverty. So did 3,000 other people in the UK and over 15,000 worldwide.
Campaigner - currently living below the poverty line for charity www.livebelowtheline.com/uk
Feminist, trade unionist, democratic socialist. Working for the trade union movement in campaigns and events with a background in education as a former President of NUS.
I'm now looking forward to getting back to work, fully focused, to work with colleagues in the trade union movement to continue to bring about social justice both in the UK and across the world.
11/05/2012 17:10 BST
Day Three of Living Below the Line - We Show Our Commitment Whilst Ministers Wriggle Out of Their Promise to the World's Poorest
My day started at 6.30am as I got up to go to the gym, which I do regularly in a normal week, but this was the first time I'd been since I started living on £1 a day.
10/05/2012 13:03 BST
I am realising that I did not plan this very well. I think I should have enough food to get me through the week as long as I top it up with my remaining 51p, but I definitely do not have enough variety or fruit and vegetables.
09/05/2012 22:21 BST
Lidl had an offer on tea bags, 27p for 80, this has made my week. So I bought 80 tea bags, two jacket potatoes, a bag of rice, a tin of chickpeas, 10 eggs, a tin of tuna, two packs of chicken instant noodles, a carton of passata, a pint of milk and two onions.
09/05/2012 12:36 BST
The £1 a day that I am living on is only for food and drink, but the stark reality for the 1.4 billion people around the world that live below the extreme poverty line is that income has to buy so much more than food. That income also - somehow - has to cover transport, education, clothes and health costs.
09/05/2012 10:58 BST
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