“I used to send money via Western Union, but because of the high fees, I moved to WorldRemit. Now I can send money directly to Tigo mobile money accounts so that my nephews can spend it right away.”
Susan is an engineer living in Sweden with her husband and two boys. Since 2013, she has been sending money back home with WorldRemit to her family and friends in Tanzania. Susan supports a big family in Tanzania including her two nephews Ally and Calvin.
“At the start of every school term, I send money to pay for my nephew, Ally’s school fees, books and uniform.” Ally is now 16, and Susan has been sending money to pay for his education since he was in primary school. Thanks to the money sent by Susan, Ally is now about to graduate from secondary school.
“Calvin is now 22, but since Calvin’s mother - my sister - passed away, I have been sending money home to pay for Calvin’s education so that he can stay in school.” Calvin has now graduated from secondary school, completed his graduate diploma, and will be starting university next year. Calvin was not eligible for government loans, so it is really important that Susan can send money so that he can stay in education.
It is important to Susan that her nephews stay in education, so that they can go on to live happy and independent lives.