Where Matt Damon goes, Ben Affleck is always soon to follow.
Earlier this year, Matt Damon collaborated on a YouTube video with none other than Shay Carl to promote Damon’s nonprofit Water.org that promote healthy water in developing countries. Following in his “Good Will Hunting” co-star’s footsteps, Ben Affleck recently announced that he too will be participating in a global movement and has signed onto the “Live Below The Line” challenge to raise awareness about the 1.4 billion people living in extreme poverty.
The “Live Below The Line” is an initiative of the Global Poverty Project which recently uploaded a video onto YouTube encouraging people to take a vow of poverty on April 29th, 2013. The initiative is asking individuals and communities to live off of $1.50 a day for five days in order for people to better understand the issues of poverty and the role we each can play in ending it. To put it in perspective, $1.50 a day in a developing country is not only expected to cover food and drink but also health care, housing, transportation and education. Since it’s founding in 2009, the organization has recruited over 20 thousand people to take the challenge in the United States, UK and Australia.
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