- It’s better to give work than to give only money
- In a digital age, electronic work can be done anywhere
Based on these two ideas, they set up offices in poor overseas communities and train people to do electronic labor. If you have an iPhone, you can download the Give Work app which allows you to partake in the labor; your answers are used to check their work, and the worker gets paid when the answers match.
I’m personally excited about the innovation, and how they use technology to both employ people and bring them together. Last year I interviewed the founder, Leila Chirayath Janah, and listened to her presentation at SV2. I’ve studied their financials and believe they are sound. If you have any questions not answered in their FAQ, please leave a comment or send me a message.
And remember, Samasource is just one of the organizations we will be voting on. If you’d like to participate in the Just Giving Challenge (give to the poor as much as you spend on Christmas gifts this year), please go there and leave a comment. The editors will donate $100 for each person (up to the first 100) who takes up the challenge!