Experience Poverty 2015: Day 3 – Deworm the World Initiative

EvidenceAction_red (2)As I might have mentioned a few times(!) this week I, as part of the Effective Altruism Brighton group, am struggling through Experience Poverty; living on £1.50 a day for food to raise awareness that half the world have to do this every day!

So far I am half way through and it has already been an interesting week.  It’s made me think about how lucky I am for so many things I take for granted especially such easy access to medicine.

Alongside the personal challenge and the conversations about poverty this is sparking this is also about raising money for one of the most effective charities; Deworm the World.  So far we’ve raised an amazing £240 for them and I am so grateful to everyone who’s sponsored us.  If you’ve kindly already sponsored this post will show what a difference you’ve made.

If you’re thinking about sponsoring here’s why there are few charities that do more good than Deworm the World.

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Experience Poverty 2015 Begins

Today is the day Effective Altruism Brighton, myself included, starts their five days of Experience Poverty where we live on £1.50 a day to raise money for the Deworm the World Initiative (I’ll be posting more about them later in the week).

You can read about why we’ve taken up this challenge in this recent blog post.

Ethically Bankrupt blogger Coralie (AKA ElSkief) finished her week of Experience Poverty yesterday and we’ll both be sharing our experiences with you early next week.

This week Barry, one of the Effective Altruism Brighton members and I will each be sharing short daily updates of how we get on.

Keep up with Barry’s updates here and mine here.


Please donate

Stay tuned for our daily struggles and some fun pictures and please do make it all worth it by donating.

Donating £3.33 provides a year’s treatment for 10 people.


Wish us luck!