Tom Hiddleston tells UNICEF UK about his experiences of Live Below the Line - spending just £1 per day on food and drink for 5 days.
Tom Hiddleston shares his final meal on day 5 of the Live Below The Line challenge for UNICEF UK.
Before my visit to Guinea, I knew that global hunger and malnutrition was a problem. But the issue was only academic in my mind.
Day five is the day we drive. We drive west. We are in Kankan. We have a plane to catch tomorrow, and Conakry is just under 400 miles away. There's no three-lane freeway or motorway. It's the same old road. The dirt, red road. We drive.
My fourth day in guinea begins with a run. We are in Kankan. Julien knocks on my door at 6:45am. I haven’t slept much, because it’s only at night that I have time to write.
To set the scene. Since we left Conakry, we have been driving east, driving deep into the most impoverished parts of the country, where terrain is arid, burned and rough. The road is red and dusty. On either side the land is dry and charred.
Over the last two days, I have experienced joy and sadness in equal measure. I have been delighted, enlightened and confused.
It hits you like a wave. It envelopes you like a rolling fog. It washes over you like the tide. Heat. West African heat. Guinea. It's hot.