Hunger to help world’s poor

Oaktree Foundation volunteers Sarah Boys and Sophie Raynor will live on $2 a day to help the world’s poorest. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d400346
Oaktree Foundation volunteers Sarah Boys and Sophie Raynor will live on $2 a day to help the world’s poorest. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d400346

Wembley’s Sophie Raynor and Sarah Boys, of Jolimont, will take part in Live Below the Line to fundraise for educational and vocational training programs in Cambodia, Papua New Guinea and East Timor.

The fundraiser, run by the Oaktree Foundation, aims to educate people on what living in extreme poverty is like.

Ms Raynor and Ms Boys are participating for the third year in a row.

The pair, both volunteers at the foundation, decided to join to raise money for those less fortunate.

‘It’s a good way to raise money for the projects,’ Ms Boys said. ‘It’s also a good way to make people understand what it’s really like in poverty-stricken places.’

An average day would include apple rice for breakfast, dahl and rice for lunch, and a vegetable soup for dinner.

‘It’s quite humbling when you realise you’re doing this for a week and others will live like it for their whole lives,’ Ms Boys said.

The girls are doing the fundraiser as part of a group and hope to raise $2000.

For details, visit www.|livebelowtheline.com.au.