Contests » Samasource: Give Work
Design GuidelinesThe winning design will be selected by Samasource.
Design Placement: Front of t-shirt
Maximum size: 15" wide by 17" tall
Colors: Up to 6 colors
PrizeThe winning designer will receive
- An honorable plaque from Samasource to thank you for your contribution in this wonderful cause.
- $1000 cash from Goodjoe + $1 royalty per shirt sold.
ValuesEquality and Respect: Sama means equal. Everyone deserves the chance to succeed and everyone has a lot to contribute.
MissionMicrowork for the next billion: We bring dignified, computer-based work to women, youth, and refugees living in poverty. The core concept of microwork is to bring little bits of labor that can be performed anytime and anywhere that add up to a real livelihood for our partners.
Give Work: Samasource enables marginalized people, from refugees in Kenya to women in rural Pakistan, to receive life-changing work opportunities via the Internet.
Service & Economic Development: We enable socially responsible companies, small businesses, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs in the US to contribute to economic development by buying services from our workforce at fair prices.
Do you have an idea for a t-shirt that you would like to share? Post it here.
Who Benefits from Samasource?Women, Youth, and Refugees Who Get Work. Work is fundamental to human dignity, but for half the world’s population living on less than $3 a day in regions with very high unemployment, decent work is hard to find. At least one billion women, 150M youth, and 42M refugees are thus vulnerable to exploitation due to their social status or location in a marginalized region, fueling a range of social problems, including distress migration to slums, human trafficking, forced labor, and recruitment by gangs and terrorist organizations.
Women often suffer violence because they are not viewed as economically valuable, but as income earners, women invest more in health and education for their children. Only 1% of foreign aid is spent on gender-specific issues, and greater attention is needed to address problems affecting women.
Youth unemployment may lead to alienation from society and democratic political processes, giving rise to social unrest.
Refugees have few ways to earn a living, and have been shown to benefit more from cash-for-work programs like Samasource, which create positive chain reactions that boost their purchasing power, than other livelihoods programs in refugee camps.