The Opportunity Project partner Grameen Foundation uses innovative mobile technology solutions to economic opportunity
One in six Americans live in poverty. This is the highest number since the Census Bureau started tracking poverty 52 years ago. The Opportunity Project hopes to help reverse this alarming trend.
"Our values and beliefs led us to create eBay Foundation even before our IPO. Despite 15 years of explosive growth and transformation, eBay's philanthropic mission remains constant." Pierre Omidyar, Founder and Chairman, eBay Inc. Today, says Omidyar, The Opportunity Project extends that legacy by tapping eBay's most important assets: talented employees and innovative technology to create economic opportunity for those in need.
Connecting low tech regions to high tech jobs
Samasource brings dignified, computer-based work to people living in poverty. The Opportunity Project will expand their work in India.
"At eBay, we are committed to creating meaningful and lasting opportunity, through not only our core business, but through disruptive new initiatives that extend this commitment to some of the most underserved communities around the world." John Donahoe, CEO, eBay Inc. The Opportunity Project embodies eBay Inc.'s core beliefs: We create opportunities for people. We care, because people depend on us. We make a difference in the world.
eBay connects millions of entrepreneurs to economic opportunity via an efficient marketplace. Imagine the possibilities when we partner with accomplished social innovators across the globe to spread that same opportunity to people who need it most.
80% of the world's population lives on less than $10 a day. Providing disadvantaged people with access to new job markets is a critical step in breaking the cycle of poverty.