Some of you may remember that last year for Lent we encouraged people to commit to The Mutunga $2 challenge for a week as a reminder of the fact that half the world’s population lives on less than $2 per person per day. Here is the first in a great series of images from the book Hungry Planet that very graphically bring home this incredible disparity between the haves and the have nots in different parts of the world. Unfortunately because of the pressures of our upcoming conference The New Conspirators, I doubt that we will have time to commit to the Mutunga Challenge this year during Lent but these photos were a reminder to me of my need to not lose sight in the midst of our important activities of the challenges faced by our poorer neighbours.
Japan: The Ukita family of Kodaira City
Food expenditure for one week: 37,699 Yen or $317.25
Favorite foods: sashimi, fruit, cake, potato chips