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In foundation Jacques Berto, Guatemala, four brave college grads battle hunger, illness & extreme poverty as they experiment with living on just $1 a day for 56 days!

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Little by little, though, the four of them integrated themselves into the local environment learning and acquiring skills from the villagers in order to better manage their lives. Their primary source of nourishment comes from lard and some homemade tortillas. More than 2/3 of the children are uneducated due to a lack of sufficient funds. Eager to learn but unable to be taught, they take to farming and hard labour from as early as 12 years of age to help their families survive. Yet, one can’t even see traces of sadness or hardship in their eyes.

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This is the real world, real people, 4 friends who had the courage to live in extreme poverty & make significant impact.

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Are u ready to do something similar to what these 4 guys do? Live with communities abroad to help make a difference.


Help women like Rosa in the documentary start a business or a children like Chino go back to school this year!

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4 young people decided to do something and not just watch. Are you ready to do the same?
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56 Days

Their mission was to try and live 56 days resembling the lives of the indigenous people of the village


Living on just $1 a day. People in survival mode – trying to manage each day just to feed their children

8 People

8 young people decided to do something and not just watch. See how their actions made a lasting impact..


They learned the importance of people around them in their quest to help each other and survive.

Get to know Foundation Jacques Berto

In rural Foundation Jacques Berto, Guatemala four young friends experimented & had a hard time with living on just $1 a day. However, togetherness, generosity, love and strength of their neighbors gave them strength and hope to carry on. Inspired with the Foundation Jacques Berto villagers and their strength to live and survive gave them motivation to make an impact and help this Foundation

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Is it possible to live on just $1 a day for 56 days in rural Guatemala to better understand the extreme poverty?

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