A March Update
Dear Karya supporters,
We are delighted to share with you our latest accomplishments and updates. Your continued support has been invaluable in helping us reach new heights and make a lasting difference in the world.
We're excited to announce our partnership with the Gates Foundation. This collaboration will enable us to provide critical supplementary income to 25,000 low-income women across five states in India. We will be employing these women to build the largest gender-intentional AI corpora globally.
We are thrilled to share that Karya is one of the ten global tech-nonprofits chosen as part of Fast Forward's 2023 Startup Accelerator Cohort. Fast Forward has been on my personal bucket-list for years and the first few weeks have already been super helpful - with connections to so many incredible mentors.
We are also excited to share our latest collaboration with Microsoft Research on building language models in low-resource languages. An article describing this collaboration was recently published in The Economic Times, India’s leading tech and business newspaper.
This month, we had the absolute honour of talking about our work at Karya at the G20 Summit in Chennai. We also showcased Karya at India’s most important impact conference, Dasra Philanthropy Week in Mumbai and at the annual Microsoft Partner’s Summit in Bangalore.
📊 Impact - By the Numbers
Over 30,000 rural Indians use the Karya platform today.
Over 30 million paid jobs have now been completed on the Karya platform.
We now work in 22 states across India and we are on track to reach over 100,000 beneficiaries by June 2023.
Champion: Champion the cause of ethical data generation by joining our Ethical Data Pledge at ethicaldatapledge.com.
Invite: We need all the help we can get in acing our B2B sales, storytelling and marketing efforts. If you are an expert in any of these areas, we invite you to join Team Karya by emailing us at email@example.com
Invest: Support our workers with hyper-local skills, career guidance, and job opportunities by donating directly here. For more information, contact Safiya Husain at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your contribution makes a difference!
-- Thank you once again for your unwavering support. Together, we're making a real difference in the lives of thousands of people. Stay tuned for more updates and exciting news from Karya!
We want to end this month’s letter with some very kind words of support from legendary philanthropist - Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen:
“When technology and innovation unite, it can be the catalyst for the creation of global enterprises capable of generating vast revenues and transforming the way people live...
[Karya]’s way of advancing social justice is to bring about a transformation in the lives of the people they work with, enabling them to move from merely surviving to thriving, by giving them a stepping stone to the next economic opportunity.
While earning money, [Karya]’s villagers are also building skills since, for many, this is their first encounter with a smartphone, a key tool of today’s economy. It’s a model that is opening a door to poor communities and letting them step in to participate in the economy in a way that would not otherwise be possible.”