Tried to survive on $1.25 a day?
Imagine having to choose between making your next rent payment and getting your son a vaccine which may one day prevent him from contracting a deadly disease.
Or, what would you do if you had to choose between sending your teenage daughter to work in a factory with a known sex trafficking presence or not having enough money to feed your family for a month?
Now, thanks to 58:, you can get a glimpse of what it would be like to make some of these hard decisions by playing “Survive 125.” Survive 125 was created to raise awareness to the fact that about 1.3 billion people around the world are currently living in extreme poverty. The purpose of the game is to get through an entire month surviving on $1.25 or less per day.
Although I have played Survive 125 numerous times and am thus very familiar with the game’s format, I still find myself struggling to make it through the entire month each time I play it. I have this difficulty because Survive 125 effectively stresses the difficult choices people living in extreme poverty are forced to make on a daily basis. Each time I play, I frequently find myself rationalizing a hard decision one way and then re-evaluating and completely changing my decision the next time around–because trying to survive on $1.25 a day is just the beginning of the many challenges people living in extreme poverty face.
We encourage you to take just five minutes and play Survive 125. You can access the game by clicking here. If you like it, please share it and join 58: by raising awareness to extreme poverty today.