Kristin White

WHY I'M TAKING THE CHALLENGE

In today's world, extreme poverty and inequality are unjustifiable and unfair. Live Below the Line demonstrates a concrete way, while raising money to address the problem. Support me as I live below the line by donating now – your generous support will go towards fighting extreme poverty.

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20th April 2014

Since I heard about Live Below the Line last year, I knew I wanted to participate this year. I have decided to give myself the additional challenge of eating as healthily as possible during the event. It would be easy to buy a case of boxed mac and cheese or Ramen soup, but as I well know, when you live on that kind of diet, you begin to feel sluggish, tired, and downright miserable. There were times that I was faced with a $25-$40 food budget for myself and my husband for a 2 week period. After bills, rent, medication, gasoline- that's all that was left. I am challenging myself to eat wholesome food on $1.50 a day. It will be very hard, but I am up for the challenge. I want to emphasize that when one is limited to this type of budget, the unhealthy food that one is able to afford leads to another problem- an unhealthy body. I think there is a link between poverty, obesity, and diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Please stay tuned, as April 28th is right around the corner.

Poverty and Poor Health

20th April 2014

Since I heard about Live Below the Line last year, I knew I wanted to participate this year. I have decided to give myself the additional challenge of eating as healthily as possible during the event. It would be easy to buy a case of boxed mac and cheese or Ramen soup, but as I well know, when you live on that kind of diet, you begin to feel sluggish, tired, and downright miserable. There were times that I was faced with a $25-$40 food budget for myself and my husband for a 2 week period. After bills, rent, medication, gasoline- that's all that was left. I am challenging myself to eat wholesome food on $1.50 a day. It will be very hard, but I am up for the challenge. I want to emphasize that when one is limited to this type of budget, the unhealthy food that one is able to afford leads to another problem- an unhealthy body. I think there is a link between poverty, obesity, and diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Please stay tuned, as April 28th is right around the corner.

Poverty and Poor Health

20th April 2014

Since I heard about Live Below the Line last year, I knew I wanted to participate this year. I have decided to give myself the additional challenge of eating as healthily as possible during the event. It would be easy to buy a case of boxed mac and cheese or Ramen soup, but as I well know, when you live on that kind of diet, you begin to feel sluggish, tired, and downright miserable. There were times that I was faced with a $25-$40 food budget for myself and my husband for a 2 week period. After bills, rent, medication, gasoline- that's all that was left. I am challenging myself to eat wholesome food on $1.50 a day. It will be very hard, but I am up for the challenge. I want to emphasize that when one is limited to this type of budget, the unhealthy food that one is able to afford leads to another problem- an unhealthy body. I think there is a link between poverty, obesity, and diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Please stay tuned, as April 28th is right around the corner.