TEDxSV 2009 Talks

Ending Poverty in the Digital Age

Posted Jan 2010

A scholarship from big tobacco company led Leila to volunteer as a teacher in Ghana. Seeing her students’ ambition combined with the rise in global literacy and access to technology, Leila presents the concept of microworks a way to overcome poverty and participate in the global tech economy.

Leila Chirayath Janah is the founder of Samasource, a social business that connects women, youth, and refugees living in poverty to microwork — small, computer-based tasks that build skills and generate life-changing income. Full bio and more links.