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Ben Affleck: I Plan to Live on $1.50 a Day

...for at least one day, to bring awareness to global poverty
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2013 2:00 PM CDT
Updated Apr 23, 2013 2:30 PM CDT
Ben Affleck: I Plan to Live on $1.50 a Day
In this Tuesday, April 9, 2013 publicity photo provided by Fiji Water, actor Ben Affleck arrives at the premiere of "To The Wonder" hosted by FIJI Water, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Fiji Water, Matt Sayles)

(Newser) – According to one estimate, 1.4 billion people around the world have to get by on just $1.50 a day. To bring awareness to that fact, Ben Affleck will spend only that much on food and drink for "at least one day" next week. Sophia Bush, Josh Groban, Debi Mazar, and Hunter Biden are also taking part in the challenge as part of a campaign from nonprofit Live Below the Line to raise funds for the Global Poverty Project, TV Guide reports. They'll be tweeting their experience. The campaign runs Monday through Friday, and participants are encouraged to "live below the line" for all five days. (Read more Ben Affleck stories.)

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