Optimist Film Living on One Dollar Documents Root Causes of Poverty and How You Can Help

Dec 29, 2021 3:45 PM ET
Campaign: Whole Planet
Several women sitting together with a text overlay reading, "Supporters of Living On One Dollar have funded 1600 microloans"

Optimist’s Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci are inspiring people with their documentary Living On One Dollar, a film and journey that follows their experience living on $1 a day for two months in rural Guatemala. As co-founders of the non-profit Optimist, Chris and Zach have created over 15 films and series that have raised $91.5 million dollars for the films’ causes — changing over 275,000 lives. Their films have been released globally by Netflix, Amazon, National Geographic, and The Atlantic.

To date, Living on One Dollar film viewers have donated more than $395,000 to Whole Planet Foundation for people working hard to escape poverty, through $10-25 donations, 100 percent of which goes to fund microcredit loans. There are so many more people to reach with this opportunity! Watch the film and learn how you can help capable, industrious low-income entrepreneurs supported by Whole Planet Foundation’s microfinance partner in Guatemala. Every dollar makes a difference, especially during this global pandemic.

Visit wholeplanetfoundation.org to understand how microcredit works and see who we support in 80 countries around the globe.