If you know me well enough, you would know I am always up for a challenge. Nothing fazes me, well almost nothing.
The lovely people of VoucherBox and Zamcog; UK-based charity that is dedicated to helping feed and educate Zambia’s most at-risk children, challenged me to feed my family for a day with £2 each, and I took up the challenge with everything in me.
It costs just £2 a day to feed and educate a child in Zambia for a month. Now picture that for a second. Just £2 a day would completely change a child’s life. That is less than a regular cup of cappuccino in a fancy coffee shop. The ones you grab absent mindedly on your way to work without thinking twice. Well that 2 quid would give a child a chance of having a good life in Zambia.
Julie-Anne Uggla, Founder of Zamcog says “We’re delighted to work with Voucherbox.co.uk to raise awareness to one of the integral aspects of Zamcog’s work. At the Shitima School we not only educate children to improve their lives but also provide basic needs such as food and clean water. Any money raised from this campaign will go directly to funding nourishment at the Shitima School. The blogging community are incredibly influential and with their help we can raise money and awareness for Zamcog and continue to support our children.”
I took up this £2 challenge with Zamcog and VoucherBox because I like a good challenge. Feeding each person with £2 for 1 day would be a real struggle, so I wanted to see how we would get on. And me publishing this post would put £50 in Zamcog’s pocket. So it is a win-win for me.
So how did we get on? With £8, we needed to sort out Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
Here is a breakdown:
Aldi Wheat Bisks Cereal – £1.89
Milk – 95p
Baked Beans – 99p
Bread – £1
Spaghetti – 29p
Pasta Sauce – 39p
Mince Meat – £1.00
Bananas – 60p
Total spent =£8
I found this challenge very hard. I thought it would be a walk in the park, but I was so wrong. Feeding my family with £2 per head was one of the hardest things I have done this year. We usually spend way more than that without thinking much about it. I could not have my regular cups of cappuccino. Or Coke. My kids could not snack on their favourite snacks, and it was just a weird day. I was happy to see the end of it.
This challenge opened my eyes to how little £2 is. And to think that little amount can change a child’s life in a Zambia says a lot.
I am happy to know that me publishing this post would change lives in Zambia. I am always happy to support a good cause.
Do you think you can feed yourself for a day with £2 or your family with £2 per head? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.
Thank you for reading and commenting. Have a lovely day.