Paul gets taste of what poverty feels like

Tough stuff: Paul Melville lived on $2 a day. Picture: Martin Kennealey d400381
Tough stuff: Paul Melville lived on $2 a day. Picture: Martin Kennealey d400381

Paul Melville (26) participated in the Live Below the Line event last week, raising money for people in countries like Cambodia who live on less than $2 a day.

With $10 to spend to feed himself for five days, Mr Melville bought a 4kg bag of potatoes, 2kg of onions, one zucchini, two bulbs of garlic and three tins of tomatoes.

He said it was hard but after seeing how the campaign was run he was eager to get on board.

‘As far as progress in the eating challenge, I could have planned it better and I got really hungry,’ he said.

‘This is important to me personally because I think while we live a life of luxury in Australia. There are other people who are much less fortunate than us who have just been born into a really unfortunate situation.’

Visit www.livebelowtheline.com.au/me/paul_melville to donate before July 31.