The MasterCard Foundation has partnered with Samasource to expand its online work employment model and broaden its impact by building out its technology platform. The partnership will also allow Samasource to provide digital skills training and employment to young people, particularly women, living in slums and peri-urban areas in Kenya. These young people will also receive life skills training and transitional support into formal employment opportunities.
This funding will allow Samasource to significantly broaden its impact by developing additional features to scale its proprietary microwork platform, the SamaHub. The funding will also support Samasource’s network of delivery partners to train 10,000 East African youth and provide direct employment to over 4,000 young people living in slums and peri-urban areas in Kenya and Uganda.