Can you imagine living on less than $1.25 a day? Does that buy ANYTHING anymore? Well, 1.4 billion people are doing that in countries around the world, and Compassion International, is offering you a chance to step into the shoes of one of those people—just for a few minutes—as part of the Compassion Experience at the Georgia State Fair.
Compassion International works to release children from lives of poverty internationally. The group wants the Atlanta community to take a little time while they’re at the GA State Fair this weekend to try to change the poverty story. Visitors will take a 20 minute self-guided journey that will immerse them in the lives of one of three children living in developing countries. The experience covers about 3100 square feet of exhibit space, featuring replicas of homes these three children would be living in now.
The experience is free to those at the fair. If you’re interested, you’re encouraged to make a reservation through this link, though walk-ins are welcome.
The cross-country tour will stop at more than 35 locations and travel 65,000 miles across the United States this year.
The Compassion Experience is part of the GA State Fair through September 24th. The fair is scheduled through September 29th at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. You can find out more by visiting the GA State Fair link here.