Platform Livelihoods & COVID-19: Young People's Stories of Resilience

The lives of digital platform workers and sellers have been impacted by COVID-19 in surprising and varied ways. Here, 11 young people earning a living on platforms in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and Uganda, share the creative ways in which they have navigated the pandemic.

This footage was shot by platform workers and sellers themselves over two months in late 2020, after receiving smartphones, videography training and ongoing storytelling mentorship from Nairobi-based multimedia production company, Story x Design. This project was created with support from the Mastercard Foundation.

11 young people share their stories

Digital platforms are changing how young people find and do work

We have gathered informed consent from all individuals who are featured speaking to the camera in these videos. You can find more information about our approach, and the design of the participatory video storytelling project here.


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with support from the Mastercard Foundation