A dollar a day

A few years ago, two gringos travelled to Central America and attempted to survive for 2 months on a dollar a day — as the locals do everyday. A diary of the visitors’ struggle is available on Amazon as a pretty eye-opening documentary, Living on One Dollar. Turns out it requires great skill to live on this little; the attempts illuminate the lives of the world’s majority in a vivid way I’ve seen nowhere else. — KK

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