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Ben Affleck to Live on $1.50 a Day

Truth rating: 10

By Michael Lewittes

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Ben Affleck has committed to living on $1.50 a day to bring awareness to global poverty.

As part of the “Live Below the Line” anti-poverty campaign, the Oscar winner has pledged to subsist on just $1.50 of food and drink for five days.

Affleck tweeted on Monday, “1.4 billion people live on less than $1.50/day. I’m joining Live #BelowTheLine on behalf of @easterncongo. Will you?”

The movie star has for years been involved with charitable work in the Congo, and is the founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative.

Sophia Bush and Josh Groban are also reportedly taking part in the challenge.

The “Live Below the Line” campaign runs from April 29 to May 3.

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