iPhone App Gives Work to Kenyan Refugees

Hello my friends, this is the future calling.

It’s a joint project between crowdsourcing platform CrowdFlower and the non-profit Samasource, a graduate of this year’s Facebook Fund class, whose goal is to train the less fortunate in Africa and elsewhere in quality assurance so that they can get work and make a living, while providing valuable data to real companies.

Pretend you’re Image Company Corporation, and you need to verify that A) a set of 10,000 images are of trees and that B) none of them are copyrighted. You could just look through all 10,000 with your own team, but they’re probably going to be more productive on higher level tasks.

So you send your task to CrowdFlower and Samasource. They place the task in the Give Work iPhone app. Then Kenyan refugees trained by Samasource do the image checks from a datacenter. And to assure quality and accuracy, an American iPhone user double-checks their work and verifies the refugee’s work. Now you have provided work for Kenyan refugees while providing value to the company (by lowering their costs).

Help someone today.

Philanthropically pilfered from Mashable.
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