The Harvard Graduate Finding Tech Jobs for World’s Poorest People

The Harvard Graduate Finding Tech Jobs for World’s Poorest People

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A Harvard graduate has started a non-profit organization to find low-level tech jobs for the world’s poorest citizens.

Leila Janah started SamasourceSama is Sanskrit for “equal”—as an outsourcing company that hires people in Africa and Asia to perform digital tasks for companies like AOL, Ebay and Google.

“It was important to me to start this business in a way that would… find people below the poverty line, and move them above it,” she told Wired.

Since the nonprofit launched in 2008 it has helped 6,794 desperately poor people– some in Haiti too.

“On average, our workers increase previous income by 114% after six months of Samasource employment,” according to the website.

(READ the full story at Wired) – Story tip from David Adams

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