In 2010, four college students decided to do something amazing. They spent their summer living in a rural community in Guatemala on $1 a day. The percentage of people living below the poverty line, or on less than $1.25 in 2008 was 22%. That's 1.29 billion people. These college students set out to Guatemala with the purpose of discovering what it is truly like to live along the poverty line. Their experiences were collected in a documentary called "Living on One". You can watch the trailer below:
What these men did is particularly meaningful to me because of the time I spent in Guatemala and the people that I met there. The people living in rural Guatemala suffer from a lack of education, malnutrition, and water-born illnesses everyday because of their struggle with poverty. They are also amazingly friendly, generous, and hardworking. The message of "Living on One" is incredible and so inspiring! If you want to learn more about "Living on One", check out their website. Take action by spreading their message and even by supporting their microloan projects in Guatemala.
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"I Am Malala"
By: Malala Yousafzai