WITH a few sacrifices you could probably feed yourself on a budget of £5 per day.
But Veronika Susedkova, of Slaithwaite, is hoping to make a fiver last five days.
Veronika, 26, is taking part in the international Live Below The Line challenge this week where participants aim to live on £1 per day and raise cash for charity.
According to the World Bank, anyone living on £1 or less a day is classified as living in extreme poverty.
An estimated 1.4bn people currently live in extreme poverty.
Celebrities, including Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman and Strictly Come Dancing judge Arelene Philips, are now taking the challenge.
After some careful research, Veronika managed to secure a surprisingly large amount of shopping for £5.
But, despite a bit of creative cookery, the £1-per-day diet has left Veronika feeling hungry – and bored.
Veronika, a campaigner for Oxfam who is fundraising for the charity, said: “It’s not like you’re starving horribly but I’ve been really quite hungry, though I’ll definitely be able to finish without cheating.
“The real challenge is living with someone who isn’t doing it. There’s a lot of temptation.”
Symptoms of malnutrition include fatigue, susceptibility to disease and stunted growth.
Czech-born Veronika said: “I could probably do it for more than five days. People live like this.
“But what I’m eating isn’t very nutritious or varied. In the long run I imagine I’d be more prone to illness and not feel as strong.
“This project is a very clever way of communicating a very difficult message. If it’s hard for you, it has to be hard for people who have to live like that.”
For more about Live Below The Line visit: www.livebelowtheline.com/uk
People can still do the challenge until June.