“Thanks to Samasource – they found us, the less fortunate.
And they gave me a better life.”

– Martha Kerubo, Samasource Worker


Samasource® delivers enterprise digital services through a unique Microwork™ model that harnesses the untapped potential of the world’s poor.

“Sama” means equal. Samasource connects poor women and youth to training and employment in the digital economy. As a premier provider of digital services, we deliver a steady flow of work to people around the world.


Samasource was founded in 2008 by Leila Janah. We are an award winning 501(c)(3) non-profit with support from leading individual donors and philanthropic organizations including The MasterCard Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation, the U.S. Department of State, Cisco Foundation, eBay Foundation and Google.org.

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The MicroworkModel

Since inventing the Microwork™ model in 2008, we have continued to develop innovative technologies to perform data and content services at the highest-quality for our clients. We define a unit of work as a small, computer-based task taken from a larger data project.  Our Microwork™ model fits within the overall field of Impact Sourcing, which aims to create jobs for individuals with limited opportunity in rural or economically depressed communities.

Just as microfinance demonstrated that poor people are trustworthy borrowers, impact sourcing is demonstrating that people from villages and urban slums are reliable knowledge workers.
–   David Bornstein

Our Services

We are digital services experts with vast experience managing a broad range of data, tagging, research and online content projects. Our enterprise-friendly approach includes our San Francisco-based Professional Services team, proprietary microwork technology with an open API and a private workforce of certified agents around the world.

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Our Non-Profit Mission

We connect women and youth living in poverty to dignified work via the Internet. This work enables people to gain skills, earn a living wage and break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families. To date, more than $2.5 million has been paid to over 3,000 workers across nine countries.

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Samasource offers you the chance to grow professionally and work with an impressive group of colleagues while making a profound impact on women and youth living in poverty.

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