Leila Janah, founder of Samasource

Leila Janah, founder of Samasource

“The best way to end poverty is to simply give people work, which isn’t considered ‘sexy’ among donors who want to fund a preschool or cure a disease,” says Leila Janah. So she founded Samasource, an Internet nonprofit that provides poor women, youth, and refugees throughout the world with computer-based work. After the earthquake in Haiti, for example, 40 young Haitians were paid to translate emergency text messages from Creole into English.

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