Seeing Potential in the Most Poor

Leila Janah, Samasource

Leila Janah, founder of Samasource, recalls how she came to commit her life to fighting poverty after witnessing first hand the grit and resourcefulness of villagers living on a dollar a day in sub-Saharan Africa. “We’re wasting the most important natural resource on the planet, which isn’t gold or diamonds or lithium. It’s the talent at the bottom of the pyramid.”