Living Below the Line – Day Two

Living Below the Line – Day Two

1.2 billion people worldwide live in extreme poverty. Live Below the Line is an innovative campaign designed to raise awareness and funding to fight extreme poverty by challenging participants to eat and drink on less than $1.50/day for 5 days. At BeadforLife, our mission is the eradication of extreme poverty. That’s why 9 intrepid BeadforLife staff members are taking the #BelowTheLine challenge this week. They’ll be sharing their stories,...

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Living Below the Line – Day One

1.2 billion people worldwide live in extreme poverty. Live Below the Line is an innovative campaign designed to raise awareness and funding to fight extreme poverty by challenging participants to eat and drink on less than $1.50/day for 5 days. At BeadforLife, our mission is the eradication of extreme poverty. That’s why 9 intrepid BeadforLife staff members are taking the #BelowTheLine challenge this week. They’ll be sharing their stories,...

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Why Experience Matters: The Value of Experiential Campaigns

Why Experience Matters: The Value of Experiential Campaigns

If you’ve been following the Global Poverty Project’s Live Below the Line campaign, you may find yourself wondering: Why spend a week eating for $1.50/day if I could just donate and be done with it? Certainly donations to organizations that fight global poverty are critical to their ongoing initiatives. But with 1.2 million people living in extreme poverty worldwide, the fight for lasting change is about more than funding; it’s about a...

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THE DAY KONY CAME

by Georgia Baddley, Volunteer and Community Partner for BeadforLife. This poem is dedicated to the women of Uganda and the staff and volunteers of BeadforLife. THE DAY KONY CAME From Kampala we went Into the bush Off the main Orum road Deep into Otuke In a safari van on a narrow goat path Into the bush To the tidy dirt compound With huts of clay and straw bricks To meet Mary To hear her story. Sitting under a mango tree Mary told her story...

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Living #BelowtheLine

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. Mary is just one of thousands of women who have transformed their lives through...

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International Solidarity Week

International Solidarity Week

by the European BeadforLife Team   We’re so incredibly grateful to be a global organization with offices locations on three continents. Our European BeadforLife team is getting ready to attend the coveted Bijorcha Jewelry Show in Paris. With it being such a big week for us in Europe, we thought it’d be fun to share some thoughts from International Solidarity Week, another big annual focus for our European program. The 16th annual...

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A Gift For BeadforLife – 64 New Women Join “Kwagala”

A Gift For BeadforLife – 64 New Women Join “Kwagala”

by Irene Namaganda, Communications Coordinator – Kampala, Uganda As the new year starts BeadforLife has received the greatest gift of all. In December, 64 intelligent, vibrant and hardworking women began their journey to leave poverty behind. They arrived on enrollment day ready to roll over a million beads, attend trainings and leave their comfort zones behind to escape poverty and reach their dreams. When they complete this journey...

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