A lot of people use money gram to wire money to their family over seas. It’s a different ball game when you live in a third world country especially where credit cards aren’t widely accepted or taken.
They might need money right away and might not have bank accounts. Right away means keeping the lights on, buying food, paying rent and bail money.
There are much better ways to send money but only if you have the convenience to do so.
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