Our Mission

Samasource is an innovative social business that connects women and youth living in poverty to dignified work via the Internet.

What’s New



Leila Janah Wins the 2012 Club de Madrid Young Leadership Award

Why We’re Different

Leila Janah talks about ending poverty in the digital era

The Problem

There is a global shortfall of 1.8 billion formal jobs. That means unemployment for 60% of the 3 billion people seeking formal work.

Now is the time for change. Approximately 43 million people could benefit from the Microwork™ model–which transforms complex data projects into small, computer-based tasks. This work helps women and youth build skills and generate life-changing income.

Our Solution

We connect women and youth living in poverty to life-changing work via the Internet.

  • We work with in-country partners to identify and recruit poor women and youth, making less than $3 a day on average, to become Samasource workers and give them the opportunity to earn a living wage.

  • Workers receive 2-4 weeks of computer-based training in order to prepare them for data projects and position them for ongoing success in the workplace.

  • Workers perform work for our clients, enabling them to earn a living wage and gain the critical job skills necessary to increase their lifetime earnings.

Impact To Date


Total Payments to Partner Centers


Impacted Workers


Impacted Workers & Dependents

“Impacted Workers” count includes Team Leads. Team Leads are delivery center employees responsible for quality-assurance facilitation and worker feedback.

Where We Work

We have 9 partner delivery centers across four countries: Haiti, India, Kenya, and Uganda.

Photography by Ved Chirayath