Life on $1 a day? Ex-Fairfielder to share secrets with locals
Updated 7:13 am, Thursday, February 28, 2013
A former Fairfielder and a friend who spent the summer of 2010 living on $1 a day in Guatemala will share their experiences -- and how it re-shaped theri lives -- next Wednesday at the Pequot Library.
Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci, founders of the nonprofit organization Living on One, will talk about living off such limietd means in a rural Guatemalan village as university students with two other classmates. They will also show a brief segment of their upcoming documentary, "Living on One Dollar."
The program will take place at 7 p.m. in the library, 720 Pequot Ave.
While battling E.coli and financial stress as dwellers of a tiny, tin-roofed house, they saw how access to small amounts of money through microfinance -- the provision of financial services to impoverished people -- can lift a family out of poverty.
Temple grew up in Fairfield and Norwalk, and attended the academy, while Ingrasci grew up in Bainbridge Island, Wash. They both now live in Los Angeles.
Living on One works with Whole Foods Market and its nonprofit Whole Planet Foundation to fund poverty alleviation through microcredit in developing communities where the grocer sources products around the world.
Visit www.pequotlibrary.org or call 203-259-0346, ext. 15, for information.