Regina Larko, #impact Podcast A place and a community shaped Regina Larko. Regina Larko was born and raised in Vienna. “Three generations raised me,” Regina says. “My great-grandmother played a huge role in raising me. Her generation had experienced the hardships of the second world war. One of my great grandfathers never came home from the war.” When Regina was around nine years old, the former Yugoslavia broke apart, plunging the territory into ethnic wars. Refugees poured across the border into Austria. Many of Regina’s classmates moved to Austria to escape the fighting. She heard first-hand the stories of refugee children. “I felt immense gratitude for growing up in a…Read More
Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are seventeen aspirational “Global Goals” with 169 targets. Every day, social entrepreneurs around the world are working to meet these global goals.
Sustainable Development Goal 1 is to end poverty in all its forms, everywhere. Disrupt Poverty from Tony Loyd on Vimeo. On the podcast Social Entrepreneur, you meet changemakers who are ending poverty in all its forms, everywhere. These social entrepreneurs are facing difficult circumstances. And yet, they’re having a massive impact. In January, we will be highlighting some of these changemakers. To set the context, here are a few facts about poverty: The international poverty line is defined at $1.90 or less per person per day. Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia account for about 80% of the extremely poor. Poverty is relative to one’s context. Because the cost of living…Read More
Which Sustainable Development Goals stir your heart? These social entrepreneurs are making an impact. Do you remember the year 2000? Anything seemed possible as we started a new millennium. The dot-com bubble was still rising. Prince won Artist of the Decade at the Soul Train Music Awards. Tiger Woods became the first golfer since Ben Hogan to win three majors in a calendar year. In that heady climate, the largest gathering of world leaders in history took place. At this meeting, they agreed to a set of Millennium Development Goals, committing their nations to reduce extreme poverty. They set a deadline of 2015. It was a grand experiment. Of course we know that the economy did not…Read More