7 Students living on £1 a day to draw attention to Global poverty
Physics student Victoria Grigson, is trying to survive on the £1-a-day budget for the 40 days of Lent.
Seven Durham University students are trying to live on £1 a day as part of a campaign to draw attention to global poverty.
Their action are part of Live Below The Line campaign, which asks the British public to get sponsored to cut their spending on food and drink to just £1 a day from May 7 to 11.
Physics student Victoria Grigson, from Stoke-on-Trent, is trying to survive on the £1-a-day budget for the 40 days of Lent.
Victoria, is documenting her journey on YouTube in a video blog called Lent Below the Line.
The 19-year-old said: "I am lucky in that I don't have to worry about having to choose between food and medical care. Malaria drains families' earnings in Africa, taking up to 25% of a household's income. I hope our campaign will raise awareness of those who do."
Victoria is joined for the five-day challenge by geography student Jo Woolf, 21. He said: "We have chosen to get sponsored for Malaria No More UK because malaria is responsible for one in every six child deaths in Africa and we believe malaria could be eliminated from the world within our lifetimes."
Others in the Durham team include history student Tom Stevenette, 20; geography student Jon Mileman, 19, from Kent; history student Sean Tanvir, 19, from Cambridge; and geography student Lucy Bune, 20, from Dorset.
Emily Hopper, from Surrey, is also living on £1 a day. The 21-year-old geography and economics student said: "I'm passionate about the Live Below the Line campaign. Planning our meals has been a stark reality check as our choice is so limited."