Two Dollar Challenge

University of Mary Washington
La Ceiba MFI

Participants are asked to go beyond the constraint of living on $2 per day for food and hygiene products. Among other rules, participants are asked to build makeshift shelters on campus, to choose a spigot on campus as the one and only place for participants to gain access to water, and to boil water before consuming it. Through these constraints (and others) we create interdependence among the participants. Building shelters, gaining reliable access to water, and being able to make bulk purchases at the grocery store requires cooperation. By creating the need for cooperation, we build a community.

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