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Life Line - Stories of Changemakers for the SDGs Dinh-Long Pham

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Meet changemakers from all around the world. And get your weekly dose of inspiration to take action!
We are having deep and authentic conversations with social entrepreneurs, activists, leaders, intrapreneurs and unsung heroes to understand what shaped who they are today.
Life Line is a podcast made to amplify the voices of those who work hard to make a difference. We believe they have a strong message that deserves to be shared with the world.

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    #28 Kelly Vo 🇻🇳 - Creating opportunities, unleashing potential

    #28 Kelly Vo 🇻🇳 - Creating opportunities, unleashing potential

    🇻🇳 Kelly (Tuyen) Vo is a connector, community builder and podcaster proudly born in Saigon, Vietnam, who’s passionate about bringing opportunities and resources to those who need it the most. If you’ve been following Life Line, she is the perfect example of a social gardener!
    👏 Kelly is currently the Head of the Philanthropy Services Department at the LIN Center for Community Development, a non-profit on a mission to increase citizen participation and enhance the broader non-profit ecosystem in Vietnam. She also launched her podcast, Dear Our Community, where she invites doers in the community to inspire her audience about life purpose, happiness and social impact.
    💪 We discuss about her difficult childhood, how she was the first one to go to college in her family, how one mentor changed her outlook in life, and how she progressively connected the dots, one experience at a time, to understand her life purpose and become to the go-to person in the social impact ecosystem in Vietnam. 
    🎤 “I strongly believe in opportunity because I believe everybody has their own potential. When I was a kid, when I was a young little girl in my alley, I had potential. But that’s not enough if the environment around you is not supportive, if no one is giving you opportunities to change your life. That's why even though we have potential, we still need other people at one point in our life to give us the opportunity to change our life… and shine. I had opportunities because my mentor gave it to me, a lot of people gave it to me, the NGO gave it to me for me volunteer with them. I want to give that opportunity to other people too when I can. It’s about resources: you want to do good, but you need resources. So that's what keeps me really motivated. You know, if you come from an environment where you really need opportunities, you will see how much it is important for you to have opportunities. That's why it really resonates with me and it’s close to my heart. So in everything I do, I try to create opportunities for people and help them to get the opportunity that they need".
    ❤️ TIMELINE:
    7’ - Growing up without role models…
    17’- … but by being the best at school
    26’ - Find someone you can call a mentor
    36’ - Discovering a new world through volunteering
    41’ - Life is a succession of trials and errors until you connect the dots
    48’ - Joining the LIN Center, a non-profit that supports non-profits
    60’ - Start with why
    67’ - Being curious about people and showcasing their stories through podcasting
    🗒️ REFERENCES:
    Connect with Kelly on LinkedIn.
    Check Dear Our Community Podcast (in Vietnamese) here.
    Check the LIN Center here.
    To read about Kelly, check this amazing written portrait of Vietcetera.
    🎧 Where to listen?
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    All platforms: https://www.lifelinethepodcast.com/post/28kellyvo.
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    • 1h 34 min
    #27 Amit Jain 🇮🇳 - Always question everything & just do it!

    #27 Amit Jain 🇮🇳 - Always question everything & just do it!

    🇮🇳 Amit Jain is the co-founder of Mitti Ke Rang, a social enterprise working towards generating livelihoods for women in India. They train women entrepreneurs to start small businesses and support them to sell their handicrafts across the country. 
    😄 Amit says he’s always happy - nothing can make him unhappy, except 2 things: when his customers are not satisfied, and when the women entrepreneurs don’t receive money on their bank accounts.
    🙏 We discuss his journey escaping poverty, finding a decent job and building Mitti Ke Rang, his gratefulness to all the people who supported him throughout his life and his drive to give back to them.
    💸 We go through the evolution of Mitti Ke Rang over the years, from a local charity project in Pune to a national organisation, and the transition from being donation-based to their current social enterprise model.
    💪 Amit is a people’s person, always curious and questioning everything, a proud budget traveler and he’s also a good friend of Shomy (Episode 4 - I turned my pain into my life purpose) and Edward (Episode 19 - Financing grassroots innovators) ;)
    🎤 “In the morning, my mom, my brother, my sister-in-law, we were sitting at the table and I'm like: the company is kicking me out. They're like: why? I'm like: “I don't know, they are doing it for everybody”. They're like: “it's impossible, it has been seven years. Talk to your manager… do this, do that”. “No, they are kicking me out…” 
    I made a story. Why? Because they will never agree to the fact that with US$ 13 in hand, I can survive for a month, eat once in a day, get a high-paying job and leave the job… and coming on ground zero again. So I made a story. 
    Why did I leave the job? Unlearning what I learned, because I realized that until 2012, when I didn’t have anything, I used to learn a lot of things, but when I got a job, my learning stopped and I didn't get a chance to learn something new.
    So I thought it’s the right time to unlearn everything because the world has changed, and learn everything from the very beginning… again come to ground zero, again see your bank account with nothing. 
    And then, you know, start your thinking once again, because the world has changed”.
    ❤️ TIMELINE: 
    3’ - Fighting to get a first job
    8’ - Starting Mitti Ke Rang to give back
    18’ - Partnering with the right co-founder
    20’ - If you have a problem, just try and fix it
    28’- Keep being curious, keep learning and unlearning, keep connecting with people
    42’ - Restarting Mitti Ke Rang from scratch to support grassroots women entrepreneurs and get money in their bank account
    62’ - Mitti Ke Rang’s secret e-commerce recipe
    74’ - Celebrating small victories
    🗒️ References:
    To order from Mitti Ke Rang and support them, it’s here: http://mittikerang.org/.
    Connect with Amit on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amit-jain-9a4699a3/.
    🎧 Where to listen?
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    All platforms: https://www.lifelinethepodcast.com/post/27amitjain.
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    • 1h 29 min
    #26 Neha Malla 🇳🇵 - Fighting for basic health care & nutrition

    #26 Neha Malla 🇳🇵 - Fighting for basic health care & nutrition

    🇳🇵 Neha Malla is a health & nutrition activist on a mission to bring basic health care services to the furthest behind in Nepal and strengthen their nutrition status. She is passionate about primary health care, maternal-child health and nutrition and co-founded SOCHAI in 2016, which has been recognised internationally by UNICEF and One Young World.
    👩‍👧 We go through the birth of SOCHAI, how the initial team with Bonita Sharma, Manjita Sharma and Aasutosh Dhoj Karki took action by creating the “Nutribeads Bracelet”, a low-tech product for pregnant women that informs about how to feed a child in the first 2 years of their life, and then how they scaled from this first product to support women, children, girls and families reach their full potential in life by improving their health and breaking the vicious intergenerational cycle of malnutrition.
    💪 Neha shares her eye-opening moments travelling to all the provinces of Nepal in the wake of the 2015 Earthquake, where she observes the lack of basic health services and infrastructure. We discuss why it’s important for her to have a very strong and transparent team, what are the small moments that helped her discover her true purpose and make SOCHAI succeed!
    😇 SOCHAI (Social Changemakers and Innovators) is a social enterprise that combines low cost, low tech innovative product and services to tackle the health and nutrition issues at ground level. 
    🎤 “I came across a man in one of the villages. He had brought his 3-year old son to the health post where I was doing my routine inspection. He carried his son on foot and walked for more than 1,5 hours, just to get a small band-aid on his son’s head because he had a wound. You know, he was only wearing basic sandals, it was really hot, and the child was bleeding on his forehead. So all these scenes made me realize the social injustice and the level of disparities we have in our country”.
    ❤️ TIMELINE: 
    4’ - A bracelet to improve child nutrition and development
    18’ - Observing the lack of basic health services in rural areas of Nepal
    30’ - A lifetime passion to be involved in the health sector
    38’ - Having a strong team that values open communication and transparency
    42’ - Understand the problem and speak to your customers!
    48’ - Reaching the furthest behind by collaborating with youth, schools, local health workers, development agencies and government
    67’ - Go fast, go alone. Go far, go with a team!
    🗒️ References:
    Please order SOCHAI’s bracelets or know more about their projects.
    Connect with Neha on LinkedIn.
    🎧 Where to listen?
    YouTube.
    Apple Podcasts.
    Spotify.
    Google Podcasts.
    Deezer.
    All platforms
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    • 1h 27 min
    #25 Linka Lin (Part 2) 🇨🇳 - The power of genuinely trusting people

    #25 Linka Lin (Part 2) 🇨🇳 - The power of genuinely trusting people

    🇨🇳 Linka Lin is an amazing human being from China who is a community builder, an entrepreneur, a mentor, a facilitator and a cheerleader for so many young changemakers in Asia-Pacific.
    🙌 Today’s episode is very special: we welcome back Linka who was our first amazing guest a few months ago because there was still so many things to speak about with her. So today you will hear about her experience at UNDP and scaling the Movers Programme to empower 11,000 youth in Asia-Pacific and also her journey co-founding Storius, a travel-tech startup aiming at reinventing the way we travel.
    💪 In her first episode, Linka was speaking about how she wants to be a dose of inspiration for other people and her mission to spread kindness. In today’s episode, we come back to her philosophy around kindness and how it shapes her relationships with other people. 
    😍 Finally, she shares with us her new daily routine to check whether she has learned something new, whether she’s taking care of her mental health and, of course, whether she has been kind to other people! Enjoy Part II of the conversation with Linka and message her to let her know her awesome she is. To know more about Linka’s journey, do not forget to listen or re-listen to the first episode of Life Line with Linka! 
    ❤️ TIMELINE: 
    11’ - The mindset to spread genuine kindness around you
    22’ - Empowering thousands of youth by trusting them with the Movers Programme
    36’ - Overcoming the Impostor’s Syndrome
    50’ - Joining UNDP Asia-Pacific as a young woman and youngest consultant
    60’ - Embracing empathy tourism with Storius and exploring the world like a baby
    108’ - Take care of your mental health, learn every day and be kind to people!
    🗒️ References:
    -Listen to the first episode with Linka.
    -Discover and join the Movers Programme.
    -Explore and listen to the stories of Storius.
    -Listen to the TEDxTalk - Explore the world like a baby.
    -Connect with Linka on LinkedIn.
    🎧 Where to listen?
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    For those living in China, you can listen on Bili Bili: 
    All platforms:
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    • 2 h 15 min
    #24 Shunsuke Miyatake 🇯🇵 - The beauty of everyday life stories

    #24 Shunsuke Miyatake 🇯🇵 - The beauty of everyday life stories

    🇯🇵 Shunsuke Miyatake (Take) is a photographer from Japan on a mission to spotlight everyday life moments, those that usually go through life unnoticed. 
    📸🇰🇭 He started taking random photos with his iPhone in 2010, deleted everything, quickly learned the basics, restarted by taking photos of his kids in traditional Japanese moments, bought a proper camera, and started capturing the beauty of everyday Cambodia to his 36K followers on Instagram. 
    ⚽ We discuss the evolving philosophy behind his photography work, the small moments that shaped the photographer he is today, and his other life as a semi-professional football player!
    🎤 “I want to find the values in our everyday life, mainly with the people who are not mainstream. The kids selling food for pigeons on the Riverside, most people don't like them and find them annoying. But it’s fine! They have to live. Have you ever talked with them? Most people don't even talk to them. I’m hanging out with them, taking photos, printing them and passing it to them. And they remember me: ‘oh, he is coming, he is coming! Take a photo of me!’”
    ❤️ TIMELINE: 
    11’ - Playing football at 4 years old and growing up willing to be professional
    24’ - Football is a universal language
    40’ - From random iPhone photos to being showcased by Instagram globally
    56’ - Capturing the beauty of everyday life stories in Cambodia
    73’ - Standing by the most vulnerable people
    93’ - His secret? To take photos every day
    101’ - What is your Ikigai?
    🗒️ References:
    -Explore his beautiful photos on his Instagram feed.
    -Discover his project Humanista around Ikigai.
    -Have a look at all his amazing projects.
    🎧 Where to listen?
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    All platforms: https://www.lifelinethepodcast.com/episodes/categories/episodes/24shunsukemiyatake
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    • 1h 53 min
    #23 Pamela Mejia 🇵🇭 - Reinventing the fashion industry

    #23 Pamela Mejia 🇵🇭 - Reinventing the fashion industry

    🇵🇭 Pamela Mejia is a fashion social entrepreneur from the Philippines who founded both PHINIX to turn textile waste into higher value products and FIBERS to train other fashion social entrepreneurs. 
    💪 She shares with us her crazy adventure launching and growing her first fashion business at 17 years old while in high school, and then all her learnings from her 2nd and 3rd fashion businesses at 19 and 21 that helped launch PHINIX with solid grounds. 
    🔥 We discuss her journey getting into fashion and then sustainable fashion, her reflections about the early years of PHINIX and the big dreams she is working towards: to completely reinvent the fashion industry and to inspire the next generations of fashion social entrepreneurs. 
    It’s a super energetic and fun episode full of learnings, so enjoy this episode! ❤️
    🎤 “I designed a simple t-shirt on PowerPoint, the only software I knew how to use. And that’s it! I printed 10 t-shirts, 10 pre-order sheets, went to the 10 classrooms on my floor and I pitched: “Hey guys, I'm doing a souvenir t-shirt, bla bla bla.” I didn’t expect 250 pre-orders! Our small home became a mini-factory. Imagine… it’s my mom, my dad, my 6 year old brother and my 4 year old sister! That taught me a lot. That was my first venture in business... at 17!”
    ❤️ TIMELINE: 
    13’ - Launching her first business to finance her 18th birthday party
    33’ - Her long journey to find her “Why”
    60’ - The rise of PHINIX to tackle the textile waste challenge
    88’ - The rebirth of PHINIX and the quest to reinvent the fashion industry
    95’ - Training the next generation of fashion social entrepreneurs with FIBERS
    🗒️ References:
    Follow Pamela’s stories on Instagram and check PHINIX’s amazing products on Instagram too!
    Watch these 2 cool videos about Pamela and PHINIX: one by UNDP, one by UNEP :)
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    • 2 h 3 min

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