Harnessing Student Potential In Microfinance
So, the first day of the Two Dollar Challenge is almost over, and it really wasn't bad at all. I ate less than I normally would, but I pooled some of my money with a few other people so we could buy larger portions and fit the budget. It was unexpected in a way, because while I did anticipate people being cooperative and generous (i.e. we are all volunteering for this), it was still a little surprising to split food and money with people I just met/barely know.
Most of the people I have talked to seem very confused. A couple did not understand Challenge Week itself: how it works, why it works, and who is participating. One person asked me why we were mocking third world countries. Others (my friends and mom) don't understand why I am doing it. And while I don't think either of these concepts are that confusing, I should probably work on explaining the reasoning behind them.