Esi Donkor, 29 - Ghana

“Lost my family years ago, but found so many wonderful friends along the way."

"Growing up in Ghana has bittersweet memories for me. I lost my parents in a terrible accident when I was 10 years old and went to live with my aunt. She was very kind, but a little distant. She was a single lady, so wasn’t used to looking after boisterous girls. So I turned to my friends for love and affection: one in particular, my very best friend, Marie. 

I used to go to hers after school. We’d do homework together. Then afterwards we’d dance and sing in her garden, pretending we were the latest girl band. We’d make her Mum sit and watch us and be our audience. She was a good sport. Some weekends I would stay over and her Mum would cook us the most delicious meals. We went through everything together growing up – exams, boyfriends, heart break and looking for work.

I decided to come to London to study when I was about 20. After my studies I found a wonderful job in HR. It’s a peopIe job and I just love people. I made some great friends at college and work. I always long for the weekend when we can all meet up and catch up on the chat and gossip. When the weather’s good we often have long leisurely picnics in one of London’s many beautiful parks. But, of all the new friends I’ve made, I never ever forget Marie. I’m so excited as she’s coming to stay with me later in the year. I’ve sent her the money for the airfare, as it’s a bit expensive for her. But it’s the least I can do after all the happy times I shared with her as a child.”

If you need to send money to Ghana, but have never done it online before, try WorldRemit. We’re an easy online way to transfer money to the people you care for. Use our app on your smartphone, or our website on your tablet or laptop. You can send money as a bank deposit, cash pickup, Mobile Money or airtime top-up.

So get connected with WorldRemit. We’re fast, simple and low cost and will securely get your cash to the right hands – instantly.

Previous story - Jaime

Next story - Geoffrey

Here’s how it works.

It’s so simple to send money with WorldRemit. Watch this film to find out more.

Don’t just listen to us

Trustpilot, the respected online review community that posts customers’ views, rates us as ‘Excellent’.

“Great experience, fast delivery, safe and secure never had it so great before. I’m telling all my friends about WorldRemit.”

Olu. United States

We have over 750,000 likes on facebook  

Sending money has never been easier 

Get started

Waarom WorldRemit kiezen?

  • An illustration of a desktop PC and a mobile phone

    We zijn simpel

    U hoeft geen agentschap te bezoeken. Verzend 90 valuta's naar 150 landen vanaf uw smartphone of computer

  • An illustration of two hands forming a heart

    We zijn veilig

    Onze toonaangevende technologie beschermt uw geld en garandeert dat het elke keer veilig aankomt

  • An illustration of a spaceship

    We zijn snel

    90% van onze transacties zijn binnen enkele minuten geautoriseerd

  • An illustration of a piggy bank

    We zijn goedkoop

    Zie onze lage tarieven en de beste wisselkoersen vooraf, zonder verborgen kosten

Safe and Secure
Your money’s in safe hands with us

Our industry-leading technology protects your money and guarantees it arrives safely every time. We’re licensed by government regulators around the world, so you can be sure we meet the highest possible standards.

  • Safe and secure - verified by Visa
  • Safe and secure - Mastercard
  • Safe and secure - Microsoft Azure
  • Safe and secure - PCI