Success Inspired Big Dreams
The workaround was provided by a financial company in Haiti who facilitated payments in US dollars. Suddenly—and often for the first time—these freelancers had access to consistent jobs and regular pay. Soon people from all walks of life (accountants, administrative assistants, graphic designers, and more) were sharing resumes and seeking work.
With such a clear opportunity, the founders got to work, reached out to investors, and created GiveJobs—a platform initially for Haitian professionals with many backgrounds to find online work and receive fair and guaranteed pay.
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, with close to 60% of the population living under the national poverty line. Frequent political turmoil, lack of infrastructure, and devastating natural disasters have made it difficult to work and do business in the country.
Haiti and several other developing countries rely heavily on international economic assistance in the form of donations and handouts. GiveJobs wants to transition from donations into jobs.
Why Provide Jobs Instead of Charity?
Charity is important. It is often the difference between life and death for those living in poverty. But while charity eases the immediate pain of poverty, it does not solve the underlying issues.
That’s why GiveJobs is driven to provide jobs for freelancers in impoverished minority communities and countries. Jobs give dignity, reward hard work, improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities, and are the key to ending generational poverty.
In a broader sense, providing jobs in these countries begins to lift the reliance on charity. It gives communities the autonomy to invest where they see fit and to build a better future they have control over.
GiveJobs is dedicated to connecting the talents of freelancers in developing countries with companies seeking workers.
We believe in empowering people around the world to make a reliable and safe living using the world wide web of opportunities. GiveJobs is ending poverty—one job at a time.