Her's a startling fact for you.
Did you know that the International Poverty Line has been defined by The World Bank as $1.25 US dollars per day , as of 2005?
Now I know what you are thinking - $1.25 actually translates quite well in developing countries.
Unfortunately no - that figure is found by using something called Purchasing Power Parity. That means that if you lived in the US you would only have $1.25 to spend each day.
In the UK, that equals £1.
Can you imagine having to make £1 cover all of the things you need to get through your day?
And in 2005, our money went a whole lot further than it does today.
How far can you make that £1 go?
1.2 BILLION people have to do that ALL THE TIME.
Can you imagine?
Well, why not give it a go for yourself?
I've been challenged to come up with recipes and tips on how to survive on £1 a day for a fabulous campaign called Live Below The Line
It's a campaign backed by 35 charity partners, asking people to try Living Below The Line for 5 days to raise awareness about the scale of global poverty.
This year, the campaign will run from 28 April - 2nd May. You can choose which charity to raise funds for if you decide to face the challenge - and help to make a difference to those who really do have to Live Below The Line.
I shall be attempting to do my bit by raising funds for The Global Poverty Project. I've made a team called Bloggers and Blethers. Are you brave enough to join me for the 5 day challenge?
I shall be doing my own challenge from 21st - 25th April, but you don't have to join me on those particular set of dates - you can stick to your own schedule or run on the actual campaign days.
And we are lucky - instead of being challenged to live on £1 for everything the whole day, participants are only being asked to eat for £1 per day.
Over the 5 days I have chosen, I shall be creating a series of recipes that I will be using, costing me no more than £5 for the whole 5 days and documenting my experience of stretching my pound coin. It's just me and not the kids. It should be interesting.