Provided By: TechnoBrain | October 30, 2015
One of the first organizations to engage in impact sourcing, Samasource uses a proprietary 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. Samasource is headquartered in San Francisco, California and maintains a field office in Nairobi, Kenya. The organization currently partners with 10 delivery centers across Haiti, India, Kenya, and Uganda, and has previously paid workers in Pakistan, Ghana, and South Africa. As of April, 2015, the organization had impacted 24,100 workers and their dependents in these countries by paying them over $7 million in wages. The delivery centers are required to follow Samasource’s social impact guidelines, which include reinvesting at least 40% of revenue in training, salaries, and community programs, and hiring workers who were previously earning less than the local poverty line.
One of Rockefeller Foundations strategic goals is to ensure that poor and vulnerable populations benefit from more equitable economic growth. Achieving this goal requires actions that accelerate poverty reduction by improving the capacities of poor and vulnerable populations to contribute to and benefit from, innovations in productivity, training and technology.
One of the approaches to reach this goal is through impact sourcing which is driven by Rockefeller Foundation. Impact sourcing (IS) employs people at the base of the economic pyramid, with limited opportunity for sustainable employment, as principal workers in business process outsourcing centers to provide high-quality, information-based services to domestic and international clients.
Impact Sourcing Cycle
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