Our Mission

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

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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

4178499

Total Payments to Partner Centers

4947

Impacted Workers

20232

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