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Katelyn Siggelkow

I recently moved to the downtown eastside of Vancouver to learn from and experience the values, strengths and needs of this unique, diverse neighbourhood.

I have been inspired by my many new friends here who live meaningful lives on a meagre welfare budget. I embarked on this challenge in solidarity with these friends and neighbours. To better understand their struggle, and to advocate for raising the welfare rates, I have committed to living on 3$ a day for 7 days.

Here are the bogs I have written so far about my experience:
http://katelynsiggelkow.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/welfare-not-fair/
http://katelynsiggelkow.wordpress.com/2014/10/18/who-needs-tea-when-you-can-boil-apple-cores/
http://katelynsiggelkow.wordpress.com/2014/10/23/happy-welfare-wednesday-the-end-of-living-on-3-a-day-for-7-days-is-in-sight/

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