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Live Below the Line

Could you live on just £1 a day for all your food and drink?

For 1.2 billion people in our world today, life below the line is a reality.

This means they must live on the equivalent of £1 a day for food, shelter, education, medical supplies… everything they need to survive. 

Live Below the Line challenges people to get a glimpse of this reality by living on £1 a day for all of your food and drink for 5 days. The purpose of the challenge is to raise awareness about extreme poverty and raise money to help bring an end to this injustice.

Live Below the Line will be back in 2017.

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Where does the money go?

The Salvation Army International Projects Office is working all around the world to tackle poverty and combat injustice.

The money raised through Live Below the Line could help a trafficked child be a child again, provide someone with clean water for life, help a widow set up her own business or a small farmer grow enough food to stop his family going hungry.

Spread the word

Live Below the Line is a challenge, but it’s only for 5 days. However, pooling your resources can make a huge difference to your morale and how far your budget can stretch. Its a great idea to get friends and family to sign up with you and join in the fight against extreme poverty together!

Participants receive recipes, resources, tips and fundraising ideas to help them get the most out of the challenge.


Battle of the Divisions 2015

We wanted to see as many people as possible from across The Salvation Army community get involved in the Live Below the Line challenge. That’s why this year we encouraged a little bit of friendly competition with a Battle of the Divisions! The competition was a great way to help people from different corps around each division come together as a team and raise as much money as possible to help tackle extreme poverty.

Seven Divisions took part in the challenge and it was Central South division that raised the most money! Here is the final leaderboard: