Living on Less than $2.00 a Day

Kimberly Gill's avatar Kimberly Gill Vote Code: 67766

This is a sample painting from my series, “Living on Less than $2.00 Day”. My 2018 entry will be larger; using red and white acrylic paint, charcoal and collage. It will be similar to my 2016 entry, “Still Silent, Still Missing”. My objective is to bring awareness to the estimated 1.5 billion woman around the world who live on less than $2.00 a day. For most of us, our daily cup of coffee from our local coffee shop, costs more than what these women live on each and every day. Living in extreme poverty, these women face incredible hardships and challenges that we would find unimaginable in our world: rape, sexual violence and torture, high incidents of HIV and AIDS, forced childhood marriages, pain and humiliation of fistula, vulnerability to sex-trafficking, honor killings, maternal deaths, unsanitary living conditions, homelessness, lack of clean water and food, genital mutilation, and the discouragement of being illiterate and too unskilled to earn a living.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1”
  • Medium: Acrylic,charcoal, pastel and collage
  • Width: 48”
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 36”