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Dispelling Western Paternalism

Leila Janah, Samasource

Samasource Founder and CEO Leila Janah describes how villagers with the wherewithal to survive on a dollar a day possess all the talent and initiative needed for digital work. She recounts how Samasource’s first data-services center started as a four-station Internet cafe, and how it has since grown to a network of 2,000 full-time workers across east Africa.