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We’ve also helped cultivate a new industry, Impact Sourcing, the idea of deliberately giving work to people in need. Impact Sourcing is using sourcing practices--your company’s labor and procurement engine--to create positive social change.
We provide free, specialized technology training and paying work in the growing digital economy to people living in poverty. This work enables people to gain skills, earn a living wage and break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families. To date, we’ve moved nearly 30,000 people out of poverty through this model.
Every donation to Sama goes toward recruiting, training and connecting people in poverty to dignified work.
Samasource is a leading social enterprise that conducts digital skills training and employs low-income communities in computer-based work. Since 2008, we've enabled 35,000 people globally to lift themselves out of poverty by sourcing data projects from some of the world's largest companies, including Google, Glassdoor, and Microsoft.
In other words, we harness the power of the digital economy to lift people out of poverty by providing work that pays a living wage in places with high rates of unemployment. We call that Impact Sourcing.
2016 Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies - #2 nonprofit
2015 Business Insider: The 13 Most Innovative Schools in the World - Samaschool
2014 Heinz Award
2012 Secretary's Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women & Girls
2010 World Technology Award
2009 Templeton Freedom Award
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