No fun to ‘live below the line

You might be pleasantly surprised to find that you can easily be part of the solution, says letter writer.

To the Editor,

How was your Easter? Did you spend it with friends and family? Was it a non-event, if you do not observe Christian holidays; simply a long weekend to catch up on rest or errands?

Chances are, you did not go hungry. Not so for more than two billion people around the world. We have an urgent need to fight extreme poverty and if you think you are powerless to help the situation, think again.

Since 1990, the number of people living in extreme poverty has been halved, thanks to some amazing grass roots organizations. April was ‘Live Below the Line’ month. Why not visit the website and see what thousands of people in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the UK, USA and Columbia did to help raise funds and awareness.

You might be pleasantly surprised to find that you can easily be part of the solution.

Connie Lebeau,

Victoria