Nelson area residents are being asked to eat for $1.25 a day later this month. Can you do it?

Nelson residents asked to eat for $1.25 a day

Join the Nelson Area and Kaoma Alliance (NAKA) in the fourth annual Global Solidarity Challenge

What does solidarity mean to you? Challenge yourself, challenge others. Experience something new, something real, and something global. Nearly one-fifth of the world’s population still lives below the poverty line. Let’s face it, this involves us.

Join the Nelson Area and Kaoma Alliance (NAKA) in the fourth annual Global Solidarity Challenge, for one day or one week, and demonstrate what solidarity means to you — there are 1.4 billion reasons to join.

NAKA is encouraging the community of Nelson to take the challenge by participating in the Global Solidarity Challenge. The Global Solidarity Challenge aims to raise awareness about global poverty, food security and sustainable living.  Since 2008 food prices have spiked with record highs 2011. Due to droughts Africa has been hardest hit.

“A total 1.29 billion people around the world are forced to live like this every day out of necessity,” says Isabelle Herzig, project coordinator for NAKA. “Members of the Nelson community that participate in this challenge are encouraged to spread awareness of this global issue and re-examine their household sustainability.”

The Global Solidarity Challenge will take place from July 15 to 21. Nelsonites are being challenged to participate for one day, on July 16, by attempting to eat for $1.25. NAKA is asking participants to donate any excess spending of the $1.25 to NAKA who will use the funds to support programming in Zambia.

If you are interested in taking the challenge email Tracey at nelsongan3@gmail.com or phone Isabelle 250-352-6678 ext. 226 to sign up.

 

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