Why Somali Grandmas And Aid Workers Might Be Short On Cash

April 22, 2015 12:49 PM

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A Somali who's living and working abroad wants to send money to his grandmother in a remote village. A money transfer company gets the cash delivered in a flash.

An aid organization wants to pay its Somali staff. Again, money transfer companies do the job in a country where the banking system shut down in 1991 when the government collapsed.

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