We are so proud to have participated in Live Below the Line this year with 100+ advocates from 8 countries covering 5 continents. Our supporters and advocates raised over $14,000 to support clean water and economic empowerment for 22,000 people in Cameroon!
Our advocates lived on $1.50/day for 5 days to raise awareness for the 1.2 billion people on our planet living in extreme poverty. Some interesting meals and moments came in pursuit of the challenge:
We were so lucky to have incredible advocates rally for our campaign this year! We had advocates sell jewelry and throw parties for our cause. Our advocate, Stephanie was featured on Global Poverty Project’s blog (bit.ly/1g2KTvu), and Dylan won Live Below the Line’s “Two on Tuesday” Challenge and will be flying to New Zealand for the “Be The Change” conference.
Our campaign is still open till May 30th and we’re only $844 away from our goal. Can you help us share our campaign?: http://bit.ly/wclbtl
Did you know that almost 1 billion people do not have access to clean water, while over 1.2 billion live on less than $1.50 a day? The link between access to clean water and poverty is undeniable, and we’re happy to announce a unique collaboration between ourselves and 20 other organizations via Live Below The Line to fight global poverty.
Water Collective is living below the line this year to raise awareness and to take action against extreme poverty. The campaign encourages individuals, groups, and organizations to experience what living below the poverty line really feels like for 1.2 billion people on our planet.
For 5 days, the Water Collective team, friends, and supporters will be living on $1.50 a day specifically to help 22,000 people in Cameroon living in water poverty. We are halfway to our fundraising goal, and would love for you to share your voice, time, and ambition to turn awareness into action.
Another Water Collective treat was @billysbakerynyc’s World Water Day cupcakes.
$1 from each sale was donated to our projects. Doing good and tasting good has always been one of our favorite combinations. Thank you @billysbakerynyc!
Whether it was with their photographs, or cupcake purchases, our supporters brought impact on World Water Day. Most importantly, they helped shine a light on the crisis that plagues 1 billion people on our planet. A crisis that we are trying to end.