Crossing Southern Africa on foot, kicking or carrying a soccer ball as he goes, Matt Napier will be sure to catch people's attention.
That is exactly what the Wanniassa resident has in mind.
He wants to connect with others as he raises awareness of global poverty.
Mr Napier aims to notch up around 2250 kilometres as part of his Walk to a Better World campaign.
No stranger to marathon missions, he cycled across Australia in 2012 and bounced a soccer ball all the way from Perth to Sydney a year later.
He and his wife, Wendy, are as passionate about educating developed countries on the facts and figures of poverty as they are about helping poor people to make a go of their lives.
"We should be doing more to eradicate poverty," Mr Napier said.
On his trek from Walvis Bay in Namibia to Maputo in Mozambique, scheduled for June to August 2016, he plans to spend no more than $1.50 a day on food.
The act is a means of showing how hard it is to survive on so little while highlighting the fact that 1.3 billion people live below the poverty line.
"I'll walk in their shoes," he said.
A small crew will make a documentary of the journey, which will take Mr Napier from the west to the east coasts, through the Kalahari Desert, Botswana and the northern part of South Africa.
Mr Napier said "great work" had been done in halving extreme poverty around the world since 1990.
His own recognition of the global problem was triggered by a visit to Nepal about 10 years ago.
When he saw the beggars on the streets, he realised that the country of one's birth could have a huge impact on living conditions.
"People were literally dying of starvation," he said.
"I thought how lucky I was to lead a privileged life in Australia."
Mr and Mrs Napier are deeply committed to finding practical ways of making a difference to those who are in need.
They run the Canberra branch of Opportunity To Do, holding regular garage sales to fund micro-finance projects and assist the disadvantaged.
Last year they raised $26,000 for enterprises like setting up a chicken pen in Zimbabwe and a piggery in Uganda.
The chief executive officers of Oxfam, Caritas and the Fred Hollows Foundation in Australia are Walk to a Better World ambassadors.
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