UNDP shared yesterday a powerful poverty stunt where bank cardholders were only able to withdraw $4 or its equivalent LL6000 from ATMs. When the bank’s officer showed up to listen to their complaints, he asked them if they needed more than $4 to survive the day, which obviously took the customers by surprise.
According to 2018 stats, 30% (or 1.5M individuals) of the Lebanese population live on less than 4$/day or 120$/month and around 300,000 are considered extremely poor and live on less than 2.5$/day (unable to meet their basic food needs).
This stunt is part of UNDP Lebanon’s #TakeaStep campaign, a call to action that highlights the big impact small acts of kindness can have in the world around us.
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