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At ework.pk, we are building a platform to offer micro-work based work, by connecting un-employed women with Internet based micro-work opportunities. This is a large project covering men and women but one componenet deals with only women workers who

At ework.pk, we are building a platform to offer micro-work based work, by connecting un-employed women with Internet based micro-work opportunities. This is a large project covering men and women but one componenet deals with only women workers who

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Hi Bettina,

Responding to all of your great questions.

This is for-profit platform. Our core values are to develop for-profit enterprises with intrinsic social benefits for community and society. Most of our work looks like non-profit from the work we do, but for-profit business model helps us scale sustain and scale our work - while benefits the community.

If you see our model then we are looking to connect workers based on their skills and abilities. But the fun part is that we don't let stick people with their current skills and abilities. We provide part of the profit earned back to workers to enhance their skills and move to higher skill level and move towards higher paid work.

Till now, we are have worked on fill-a-gap model. It all depends on the kind of work opportunities that you can bring from the market for crowd-sourced work. Our challenge is to make most of the work - that is not done due to lack of workers -distributed to crowd-sourced workers. Once we have more variety of work - a fairly large proportion of our workers will be working like regular workers.


Workers skills will be enhanced through combination of on-line and off-line trainings and certifications that can make them a marketable workers.

Definitely, yes. The idea is to explore all of kind of work opportunities - and will test new models of getting work along the way.

The biggest challenges we face in crowdsourced based work mode are
- Balancing supply and demand of workforce. Workers expect a steady supply of work - that is not there if you don't have a large pool of work providers.
- Quality of work is hard to maintain. Proper systems need to be places to properly train workers and manage quality of work in crowdsourced based markets.

Above two challenges require to think about creating work exchange platform from a different perspective than the current models in markets. And this is what we are trying to achieve.

Added you in the team. One of the part of our projects - connecting students with work opportunities matches. I think your project model connects better with http://mobileworks.com than other work providers. We have tested many of these work sources already in our business model.