Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Living On One Dollar




The kickoff event for the 2013-2014 College of Arts and Sciences Symposium Against Indifference will be a presentation by Zach Ingrasci and Chris Temple, the executive directors and two of the co-founders of Living On One Dollar, on Wednesday, September 4 at 7pm in the Hugo Young Theatre.  

During summer vacation from college, Chris and Zach, both economics majors, set out to live on just $1 a day for two months in rural Guatemala. Armed with only a video camera, they battled hunger, parasites and extreme financial stress. While there are no easy answers, their neighbors gave them resilient hope that there are effective ways to make a difference.

Living On One not only creates awareness of poverty, but provides opportunities for our generation to fight poverty effectively and build the skills necessary to innovate solutions. It currently focuses on supporting carefully evaluated microfinance organizations that provide simple, reliable and flexible financial services to the extreme poor.

Join Chris and Zach as they speak about their experience creating the award winning documentary and social action campaign, Living on One Dollar.

A trailer of the documentary is available here:  http://youtu.be/Ze72rpWp_Dg.
For additional information on Living On One Dollar, see http://www.livingonone.org/.