Give Work: Reversing Poverty One Job at a Time

Give Work: Reversing Poverty One Job at a Time

By: Leila Janah (author)Hardback

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Charity is not the answer. Work is. Leila Janah, social entrepreneur and founder of Samasource, is shaping the future of business: give work and access to income, and empower the world's most destitute citizens with the resources to change their lives forever. When asked if they'd rather receive aid or work, the world's poorest people choose work every time. According to Leila Janah, giving dignified, steady, fair-wage work is the most effective way to eradicate poverty. Samasource, a nonprofit she founded with the express purpose of outsourcing work from the tech industry to the bottom billions, has provided over $10 million in direct income to tens of thousands of people the world had written off, changing the trajectory of their lives for the better. Janah and her team go into the world's poorest communities--from the refugee camps of Kenya to rural Arkansas to the blighted neighborhoods of California--and train people to do digital work from companies like Google, Walmart, and Microsoft. Picking up where Dambisa Moyo's Dead Aid leaves off, Give Work debunks traditional and cutting edge aid models and literature--and then, critically, offers solutions. Based on Janah's firsthand experience, from a school for the blind in Ghana to the World Bank, she has tested various Give Work business models in all corners of the world, offering a blueprint to change it for good. A Harvard-educated former management consultant, Janah shares her entrepreneurial journey as well as the poignant stories of thousands who have benefited from Samasource's work. We can end extreme poverty. And in Give Work, Leila Janah shows readers that the best way is to give people economic agency through work. Give work and you give the poorest people on the planet a chance at happiness. Give work, and you give people the freedom to choose how to develop their own communities. Give work, and you create infinite possibilities.

About Author

Leila Janah is the founder and CEO of Samasource and LXMI, both ventures focused on using new sourcing techniques to reduce poverty. A Harvard-educated former management consultant, she has been profiled in the New York Times, Fast Company, Wired, Forbes, and Inc. She was named one of Cond Nast's Daring 25 and Elle's 2016 Top Women in Tech, and Samasource was named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies of 2016. She lives in San Francisco.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780735211896
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780735211896
  • weight: 472
  • ISBN10: 0735211892

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