Our GiveJobs co-founder knows she’s one of the lucky ones. Born and raised in Haiti, she traveled to the US to attend college and graduate school and pursue her dreams. But the plight of others in her country was never far from her thoughts.
As soon as she started her own business, she was determined to use her position to give back by hiring freelancers in Haiti. Immediately, she faced challenges. The banking system in Haiti doesn’t allow customers to receive payments from traditional payment methods used elsewhere.
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.
More Than A Freelancer Platform
But the need isn’t limited to Haiti. GiveJobs is now using its platform to give companies around the world the opportunity to hire talented freelancers, thereby directly touching their lives. We know there are many trained, talented, hardworking people in these minority communities and countries who are ready and willing to work for a living. While donations are great, jobs are better.
And that’s why we’re here.
How It Works
GiveJobs.com is a unique platform. Here’s how it works:
Post A Job
Find A Freelancer
Discuss the Work
Pay With Security
Positive Economic Impact
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.