$3 a day challenge – day 2

Day 2 of our $3 per day challenge went well.  Breakfast was toast (homemade bread) and honey weet-bix, a handful of sultanas, 1/2 banana and powdered milk.  Still not loving that powdered milk.  Remember Africa i say, remember Africa.

 I made Choc Chip Cookies for morning tea minus the Choc chips, the macadaemias and cranberries.  Simple but sufficient.

Lunch was hash browns, a slice of bread and 2 cherry tomatoes out of our garden. Would have been loved some tomato sauce.

Dinner was pasta and plain bolognaise sauce.  Nat accidentally asked for cheese to go on top, LOL!

Merry Christmas to those in the nations like Africa, India and Bangladesh who are getting really useful gifts from us.

Had great joy over dinner redirecting our grocery money we have saved this week by taking the $3 a day challenge.  We are being the change we want to see in the world.

We bought: 5 Chickens  helping in families in Asia and Africa start a chicken farm providing food and income

2 Bee hives helping farmers earn an income and moving their family out of poverty

1 Goat  which is a great source of milk and cheese and if bred, a source of meat

1 Emergency Food for a family  helping in the Horn of Africa

1 Mosquito net  helps protect a whole family against life-threatening malaria while they sleep

Seeds to help families grow food to eat and sell at markets

Emergency Food for Children helping in the Horn of Africa

We were astounded that it costs so little to do so much!  Well done ADRA (more than 90 percent of private donations is used for direct humanitarian services, among the highest percentages in the humanitarian industry) and TEAR Australia.  I was shocked to learn that the World Health Organization estimates that one-third of the world is well-fed, one-third is UNDERFED, and one-third is STARVING. Change and compassion needs to happen and it starts with me.

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