We bring dignified, computer-based work to women, youth, and refugees living in poverty.
Work is at the core of human dignity. Samasource invented microwork—a new way to fight poverty by enabling capable, marginalized people to complete digital tasks in some of the world's poorest places. Our model provides direct income to thousands of people at a fraction of the cost of traditional aid programs and equips them with skills to succeed in the new economy. Samasource’s San Francisco-based sales and delivery teams work with clients to move large data projects to a proprietary online work distribution system, the SamaHub. Dedicated, full-time workers around the world access the SamaHub from delivery centers monitored by Samasource staff. Samasource account managers and QA professionals ensure quality, accuracy, and fast turnaround times.
Samasource derives its name from the Sanskrit word sama, which means equal, and was founded in 2008. The company’s board and management team includes experts in the fields of distributed work, economic development, and outsourcing.
Samasource has found simple computer-based work for over 1,200 people living in poverty in Kenya, India, Pakistan, Haiti, Uganda and South Africa. As of June, 2011, Samasource had paid out over USD 1 million in wages.