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.
Samasource Micro-Tasks Employ the World's Less Fortunate
1. Socially Conscious Outsourcing - Opportunity for businesses to outsource small computing job pieces to impoverished workers in developing countries, providing them with skills and fair wages.
2. Fair Wage Guide - Emerging trend of paying workers in developing countries according to a fair wage guide, ensuring they are compensated fairly for their work.
3. Education and Facilitation - Increasing focus on providing education and facilitating direct connections between low-income entrepreneurs in developing countries and the global economy.
1. Tech Industry - Disruptive innovation opportunity in the tech industry by leveraging socially conscious outsourcing to tap into a global pool of talent and contribute to social impact.
2. Outsourcing Industry - Opportunity for the outsourcing industry to adopt fair wage practices and focus on facilitating education and direct connections for low-income workers in developing countries.
3. Social Impact Industry - Growing need for organizations in the social impact industry to collaborate with businesses for socially conscious outsourcing, fair wage practices, and educational initiatives.