In regions of the world that struggle the most with both high unemployment rates and poverty, marginalized groups such as women, refugees, and young people can face exceptional barriers to finding work. Samasource is a San Francisco–based nonprofit organization that provides technological training and digital work opportunities to disenfranchised job-seeking individuals in Kenya.
Samasource trains and equips workers to complete remote, Internet-based microwork tasks such as data entry, book digitization, Internet-based research, audio transcription, and video captioning. Workers get computer training, English-language education, and professional workspaces at the organization's SamaLab facility. Samasource's partners include grassroots organizations, start-up companies, and nonprofit foundations, and Samasource itself remains a nonprofit in order to better focus on the needs of its workers. Samasource plans to open a new SamaLab facility in Kenya, but is still in need of fundamental equipment before it can begin work.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help Samasource provide profitable employment to marginalized people in Kenya. For every $250 G-Team members raise, Samasource can purchase a computer equipped with basic operating software for one SamaLab worker. An anonymous donor will match each donation up to a total of $7,500.
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