Our Vision & Impact

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.

Every year, big tech companies spend billions of dollars collecting training data for their AI models. Unfortunately, rural Indians don't have access to this work.

Karya bridges this gap.

The Karya Promise

Fair Wages

Karya will always choose maximising worker wages over our own company profit.

Impact-first enterprise

Karya will follow the guidelines of a social enterprise, as described by Mohammad Yunus, which is any profit earned by the company will be redirected to our workers, and help us improve their wellbeing.

Profits for people

Any profits from reselling of datasets will be diverted back to the people who collected.

Open Source

The core Karya platform (our Android app and our client dashboard) will remain open-source, to enable people everywhere to build on our work, and deploy similar models in other countries.

Ethical Data

We will be an industry leader in building ethical ways of data collection that fairly reward data collectors.

Impact in Numbers

People Impacted

People Impacted

Karya's digital work has reached 35,000 people across 24 states in rural India

Income Generated

We have distributed over USD 800,000 in direct wages to our workers.

Income Generated
Tasks Completed

Tasks Completed

Our workers have completed more than 35 Million digital tasks on their smartphones.

This scale and impact has been made possible because of our supporters


Fast Forward
Impact Accelerator
Nudge Institute
Echoing Green


Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationMicrosoft


D4GXSocial Impact Prize 2023Time 100 AI


Your Story
Indian Express
Deccan Herald
Harvard Business Review