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Samahope Crowdfunds Medical Treatment for the Poor

The non-profit donations based crowdfunding site Samahope, has announced a change to their crowdfunding model.  As of today their donation based platform will shift to funding doctors that deliver care as opposed to funding for individual patients. Samahope funds life-altering surgeries and medical treatments for women and… Read More

Leila Janah’s ‘microwork’ – power to many

When entrepreneur Leila Janah talks about her philosophy for life, she quotes Benjamin Franklin’s 13 virtues – inspiring for a technology-driven life, much less the founder and CEO of Samasource, a social “microwork” business with a philanthropic bent. No one had really heard of “microwork” until the Harvard grad… Read More

‘Rising Star’ Leila Janah on Fighting Poverty

Leila Janah is trying to find a way to connect women and young people living in poverty to dignified work via the Internet. Her company Samasource,which she founded in 2008, provides free, specialized technology training via 16 centers in nine countries, including India, Pakistan, Kenya, Haiti and… Read More

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