Since July I have been working for a San Francisco based tech startup called Samasource.
The key idea behind our social mission is that work is at the core of human dignity.
Today we live in an incredible age where anyone, anywhere with a cheap computer and an internet connection can log on to the internet and do work remotely. Samasource has harnessed the power of educated and able populations all over the globe to do work for companies that need high quality and cheap outsourcing solutions. Essentially, we’ve reworked the traditional outsourcing model and brought much needed work, along with a chance to develop skills and earn an income to marginalized populations around the world. The workers we’ve given work to range from villagers in rural Jarkandh, India to youth in conflict zones near Somalia in northeastern Kenya. Check out our website here: http://samasource.org/
As the East Africa Field Operator, I am based out of our first regional office in Nairobi, Kenya. The focus of the Nairobi team’s efforts are to develop and build the Samasource model in the East Africa region. Part of my job is to tell the stories of the people whom we have given work to. Check out this video I made of Kalekye, a Samasource worker in Nairobi, Kenya!