Samasource micro-tasks are small computing job pieces sourced from big companies like Google, LinkedIn, and Ask.com that are sent to workers in Kenya, India, Haiti, Pakistan, and Uganda. The micro-tasks provide the otherwise impoverished workers the opportunity to learn skills while doing simple computer work.

While critics call it "outsourcing parading as social good," Samasource micro-tasks pay according to the Fair Wage Guide. The non-profit also provides education and facilitation of direct connections between low-income entrepreneurs and the global economy.

Learn more from Samasource founder Leila Janah in the attached TED talk video.