Crowdsourcing Empowers Refugees and CEOs Alike

The same technology that helps people in refugee camps is also making small businesses more profitable.

People living in poverty -- think refugee camps in Kenya or rural Pakistan -- have few opportunities to improve their lives. But the Internet is changing that. A concept known as microwork provides tasks that can be carried out by anyone at anytime and in any location. Microwork is helping to revitalize some of the world's most impoverished communities. It's made possible, in part, by GiveWork, an iPhone application developed by Leila Chirayath Janah's San Francisco-based organization Samasource.

But the same kind of technology that's helping people in refugee camps is also making small businesses more profitable.

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