Ben Affleck to Live in Extreme Poverty – on $1.50 a Day for 5 Days

Ben Affleck Taking Part in Global Poverty Project's Live Below the Line
Ben Affleck, Sophia Bush and Josh Groban
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Ben Affleck plans to live on $1.50 a day – and he wants you to join him.While the Oscar winner could certainly afford much more, Affleck is joining other celebrities to shine a light on poverty through the Global Poverty Project’s Live Below the Linecampaign. That figure represents the extreme poverty line in the U.S. as estimated by the World Bank.

Affleck Tweeted of his efforts: “1.4 billion people live on less the $1.50/day. I’m joining Live #BelowTheLine on behalf of @easterncongo. Will you?” He plans to feed himself on $1.50 for five days, following in the footsteps of other celebrities who have joined the cause to raise awareness of issues of inequality and poverty around the world.

Jonah Hill, Josh Groban, Sophia Bush and The Avengers actor Tom Hiddleston – who Tweeted earlier this month photos of his scant meals – are among the other celebrities who have said they are participating in the campaign.

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