Two Dollar Challenge Challenges PLNU Students

Date: 
Monday, July 9, 2012

From April 11-13, a group of 23 PLNU students participated in the Two Dollar Challenge, an educational movement that engages students in the fight against global and domestic poverty. The students spent three days and two nights on campus sleeping in cardboard shanties, boiling their drinking water, and simulating what it’s like to live on just $2 or less a day. This year marked PLNU’s third time participating in the annual challenge, a part of the Month of Microfinance movement. Spearheading the event was PLNU’s student microfinance club. 

Throughout the three day event, students raised $427 toward the purchase of a motorcycle for Hope International, a Christian microfinance institution, so loan officers can reach clients in more remote areas of Haiti.