Back to Newsletters

May 2023 Update

3 min

May 2023 Update

Dear Karya supporters,

We are thrilled to share Karya's latest updates and achievements with you. Your ongoing support continues to empower us in our quest to build a sustainable and inclusive pathway out of poverty for rural Indians.

In this edition we are introducing Chandrama Swain, a Karya worker from Raghurajpur, Odisha. Get inspired as we share the remarkable story of yet another exceptional worker!

Chandrama Swain

🌟 Highlights

  1. We had the honor of presenting our work at FastForward's Demo Day in New York City. It was an incredible opportunity to showcase our accomplishments and engage with New York’s most influential impact investors and philanthropists. We are especially grateful to BlackRock for hosting the event, and for generously supporting Karya’s work in rural India. FFWD Demo Day

  2. We were privileged to have the opportunity to showcase our efforts to Atul Satija, the visionary founder of The/Nudge, at one of our villages near Chamarajnagar, Karnataka. His visit left us filled with gratitude and renewed determination to push the boundaries of our work. Atul was generous enough to write an exceptionally-sweet note about his visit which you can read here.

  3. Together with our incredible partners at Microsoft Research, we invite you to read Karya’s concept note on GPT-4, and how we expect the world of data annotation to change. This note marks the beginning of a very exciting collaboration, that will allow us to bring even more cutting-edge digital work opportunities to our workers in rural India.

  4. Satya Nadella himself shared his thoughts on the transformative power of language technology, in a post that shows workers in rural India working on our very own Karya app! Satya Nadella

  5. We recently had the incredible opportunity to attend the ACT Summit in Delhi, where we connected with industry leaders, shared insights, and collaborated on shaping the future of philanthropy.

  6. We are thrilled to unveil the brand new Karya Foundation website, detailing impactful solutions aimed at creating an India where every citizen has the skills, opportunities, and support necessary to lead a dignified life.

🙏 Asks

Champion: Champion the cause of ethical data generation by joining our Ethical Data Pledge at

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

Invest: Support our workers with hyper-local skills, career guidance, and job opportunities by donating directly here. For more information, contact Safiya Husain at Your contribution makes a difference!

Come, Meet Team Karya in San Francisco: The Karya Founders (Vivek, Safiya and Manu) will all be in the Bay Area from June 1st - June 15th, as a part of an exciting event at the Bloomberg Office. If you are in the Bay Area, please ping us at and we would love to meet you!


We are incredibly grateful for your unwavering support, which enables us to make a real difference in the lives of thousands of people. Stay tuned for more updates and exciting news from Karya!

With gratitude,

Manu Chopra

Team Karya