Samasource Announces New Partnership at Meeting of the Minds 2012

By Dave Hahn

Dave Hahn is the Director of Digital Strategy for Meeting of the Minds.

Oct 11, 2012 | Announcements | 0 comments

Leila Janah, the Founder and CEO of Samasource, announced today at Meeting of the Minds 2012 in San Francisco that Samasource has closed a $7.5 million philanthropic funding round, including a $5.3 million partnership with The Mastercard Foundation.

Samasource is a non-profit organization that brings computer-based work opportunities to people living in poverty throughout the world. To date, Samasource has connected more than 3,000 marginalized people in nine countries to paying work — totaling over $2 million in wages. Among other project, the new round of funding will "support Samasource’s network of delivery partners to train 10,000 East African youth and provide direct employment to over 4,000 young people living in slums and peri-urban areas in Kenya and Uganda" (source).

For more information, read the full press release (PDF) and blog post.

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