Samasource is a non-profit business with the mission to reduce global poverty by connecting unemployed people in the United States and impoverished countries to digital work. One of the first organizations to engage in impact sourcing, Samasource uses an internet-based model called "microwork" to break down large-scale digital projects from clients into smaller tasks for workers to complete. These workers are trained in basic computer skills and paid a fair wage (as determined by the Fair Wage Guide) for their labor. Samasource has been named one of Fast Company's "Most Innovative Companies" and counts Walmart, Google and eBay among its clients.

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  • Inaugural Sama World Cup!
    We brought together teams from Nairobi, Gulu and San Francisco for an incredible day of friendly competition and team-bonding:) Check out the highlights!
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  • Beyond a paycheck: the Sama World Cup
    On July 24th, we held our first annual Sama World Cup in Nairobi, Kenya. The day was filled with entertainment, excellent (and not so excellent) soccer, and a whole lot of food. For the first time ever, we brought together teams from Nairobi, San Francisco and Gulu, Uganda (stay tuned for a blog post from the Gulu team's experience -- for many, it was their first time in Kenya!). Cavin Apodo, one ...
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  • Q4 2016 Learnings Call
    Watch Founder & CEO Leila Janah and Impact Manager Kosar Jahani discuss 2016 impact numbers and plans for 2017 in our quarterly "Learnings" Call!
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  • Glassdoor Partners with Samasource
    As a longstanding client, Glassdoor provides employment for over 60 workers at our Samasource Center in Nairobi. Learn more about how Glassdoor is partnering with Samasource to scale their business and enable more people to find jobs they love.
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  • You're invited: Sama [UN]GALA 2016
    Go beyond charity at Sama's biggest party of the year. We're letting our hair down and throwing another "UN-gala" -- a party with amazing music, VR and free whiskey:) Tickets available at sama.co/ungala.
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  • Samasource bikes in Uganda!
    While visiting Samasource workers in Gulu, Uganda, our team met a young man who walks 3 hours to work -- one way. He is the only income earner supporting his father and 14 brothers and sisters. Many of our workers have similar commutes, so our team decided to buy bikes for all 25 of our workers in Gulu to make transportation easier. They sent us this amazing thank you video and we had to share:)
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  • Prudence's Story
    Prudence works at the Sama center in Nairobi and has lived in the heart of Kibera, Africa's largest urban slum, for nearly all her life. A living wage for Prudence means access to safer housing for herself, her mom and her sister.
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  • Leveling the Playing Field in a Project-Based World
    Here at Samaschool, we’ve been eagerly reading about Getting Smart’s Project-Based World campaign. The idea that schools should be preparing students for independent, project-based work is an equity issue deeply resonates with us. Our goal is to help low-income individuals secure and sustain work in the web-enabled gig economy, and we work to achieve this by training older youth and adults in the ...
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  • Q1 2017 Learnings Call
    Leila Janah, Wendy Gonzalez & Lindsey Crumbaugh talk all things Q1 Sama: impact numbers, learnings from the quarter and plans for the rest of 2017.
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  • Better Algorithms, Better Lives: Reducing Poverty Through Training Data
    Last time, we explained how Samasource uses the Hub, our online software, to connect low-income people to digital work. Now we’ll spotlight one of our clients to show how our image annotation work can be used in machine learning to train image recognition algorithms.Markable came to Samasource for help training their state-of-the-art image recognition technology that identifies fashion products in...
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  • How exactly does Samasource move people out of poverty?
    If you’re reading this, you probably already know that Samasource’s mission is to connect low-income people to digital work. And, if you’re like the majority of people reading this, the details of how exactly we do that are probably a little fuzzy. This post will dispel the mystery!Samasource developed an in-house SaaS (software as a service) platform, the SamaHub, which enables us to send work fr...
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  • 2013 Q3 Impact Dashboard
    To date, Samasource has given formal work to 4,282 people, supporting 13,231 dependents. This brings our total number of beneficiaries to 17,513. In Q3, we saw major growth in two of our key geographies. Both Uganda and India increased their number of active numbers by 40% and 98% respectively this quarter. We’re continually trying to discover how digital jobs through Samasource help people. In...
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  • Samasource 2013 Q1 Impact Report
    To date, Samasource has paid 3,554 workers to complete digital tasks, and these workers have supported 11,017 dependents. This brings our total number of beneficiaries to 14,571. Our Q1 Impact report focuses on how worker spending indicates movement out of poverty. What have these 3,554 workers done with their increase in wages? Our surveys show that they’re able to spend more where it counts--on...
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  • 3 Computer Vision Applications You Haven't Heard Of...Yet
    From the looming reality of fully autonomous vehicles to a farmer in Japan using TensorFlow to sort cucumbers, computer vision machine learning is becoming an increasingly accessible and ubiquitous phenomenon. As a service provider in this space, Samasource has a unique view into the breadth of computer vision applications. While certain applications of machine learning are prevalent in mainstream...
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  • Q4 2016 Learnings Call
    Watch Founder & CEO Leila Janah and Impact Manager Kosar Jahani discuss 2016 impact numbers and plans for 2017 in our quarterly "Learnings" Call!
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  • To infinity and #beyondcharity at the Sama [UN]GALA
    We decided to scrap our traditional black tie gala last year. We were spending too much money to impress our community, who didn’t need an extravagant party to be impressed. The real thing that impresses our donors is the work they support. We threw our first “un-gala" -- no elaborate decorations, no expensive party favors. Our donors loved the idea of reinvesting our gala budget on our programs i...
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  • Winning Customers with Algorithms
    How Teams in Nairobi Help Shape Your Shopping ExperienceAs a kid, I marveled at the strategy involved in retail layouts. From inviting department store entryways stocked with deals, to the tactical placement of milk & eggs in the backmost aisle of grocery stores, there’s always a reason why an item is placed where it is. It was a never-ending personal challenge to try and decode these invisible ma...

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