|Ealing Man Lives Below The Poverty Line|
As part of campaign to highlight inequality
An Ealing man has set himself the challenge of living on a pound a day to raise money for Save the Children.
Amran Hussein from West Ealing is one of Labour's election candidates in the Hanger Hill ward.
He was formerly Global Poverty Ambassador for the Global Poverty Project and has embarked on his extreme diet for a week as part of Live Below The Line campaign aimed at highlighting poverty and inequality.
His basic diet consists of rice, lentils, salt, chillies and water which he says many people from Bangladesh have to live on when they fall into extreme poverty.
He says: '' It has been extremely difficult especially as I have a busy lifestyle and my energy levels have been diminishing day by day. I actually miss fizzy drinks the most though! I have ensured the funds I am raising for Save the Children goes towards helping abandoned girls in some of the most deprived communities in the world.
'' I am also donating food to the Ealing Foodbank on Friday, equating to the amount I would have consumed or spent on during this week. I am also a volunteer there.''
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30th April 2014