Lauren Mandamin's got her hands full as a young mom. Still, she's decided to come back and take part in Kenora's poverty challenge for a second year in a row.

"It's going to be interesting with less money and a longer time frame of seven days, instead of five."

The challenge this year is to live on $52 for a week, or $7 a day. The amounts are based on social assistance rates for the city.

Justin Kakis (pronounced KAY-kiss) is trying to live on $7 a day, as part of Kenora's Poverty Challenge. He says it reminds him of a time, when his family went through tough times.

"The biggest thing I'm going to miss out on, again, is we're really big about dinners at the house and just being a stay-at-home dad, student."

For more information:
Making Kenora Home - Poverty Challenge
Mike Aiken's Blog