At Karya, we are building pathways out of poverty for rural Indians by connecting them to AI-based digital work.
India has 230M poor people, more than any other country in the world. For most of them, there is no clear pathway out of poverty.
Karya / कार्य is the Sanskrit word for "work that gives one dignity". That's what we do. We bring dignified, digital work to rural Indians, helping move them out of poverty.
We pay our workers a minimum of USD 5/hour, over 20 times the Indian minimum wage.
Given our desire to operate as a data cooperative, we create worker-owned datasets. Thus. our workers earn royalties every time their data is sold.
Our platform is built on 5 years of peer-reviewed research. It can be deployed even in regions without the Internet.
This scale is made possible by our incredible partners like the Gates Foundation, Microsoft Research, Dasra, Bloomberg, Nudge Institute and Fast Forward.