Last year’s pandemic disrupted all aspects of our lives, including our health, employment, and financial stability. And yet, millions of people around the world continued sending money home to support loved ones as best they could. These remittances are essential for individuals, families, and entire communities.
June 16 Is International Day of Family Remittances
As we approach the International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR), a day that recognizes the 200+ million migrant workers who send money home to over 800 million family members, we wanted to shine a spotlight on some of our inspiring customers at Remitly.
Your Stories Matter
One of our customers from Lucknow, India, regularly sends money home to her mother and three siblings. Her efforts help pay for their education and upkeep of their home. The payments she sends home drive potential, passion, and the opportunity for a more prosperous future for her family.
Other customers, such as Teresa from Ghana, send money home to ensure the well-being of those they love. For 25 years, Teresa has worked for the UK‘s National Health Service (NHS). Understanding the importance of positive health, she uses Remitly to fund her family’s healthcare in Ghana.
Customers from the Philippines spoke in this video about supporting their family’s education back home, as well.
Committed to Financial Inclusion
This year, the United Nations has set a unique theme for the International Day of Family Remittances: recovery and resilience through digital and financial inclusion.
This resonates with us at Remitly, where we strive every day to provide a safe, reliable, and affordable service for sending money home. Not only that, but we’re continuing to expand our library of financial content created just for immigrants and multinationals.
Remitly Thanks You
Our customers make the world a better place, and we’re honored to provide them with the best financial services on the planet.