sending money from USA to a non-cuban in Cuba
August 30, 2010 11:09 AM Subscribe
How do I send money to a non-relative African citizen in Cuba from USA?
posted by Jeebu to travel & transportation around Cuba (11 answers total)
I'm an American in NYC, and I need to send money to a Ugandan woman who is in Cuba. Western Union told me that they would send the money to a Cuban who is a relative to me, but not a non-Cuban, even if it was a relative (which she is not.)
Could anyone tell me how to send money to this woman?
I don't know much about my friend's situation, but she might have Cuban friends who could help her, maybe even friends who have relatives in NY city, I don't know. She doesn't have a bank account, but told me she has a friend who does.
As an aside, it's a crazy story. The woman was my housekeeper in Uganda. We really liked her, and got her a job with the Cuban ambassador to Uganda. He ended up helping her get to Cuba to study. She ran into some problems and has been bouncing around various Caribbean nations looking for work. Then she was diagnosed with some sort of tumor, and she went back to Cuba for treatment. She's recovering now, but has no money whatsoever. I can't afford to help her much (no job, either), but her family in Uganda scraped together a couple hundred bucks and sent it to me via Western Union because they figured I could send it to Cuba. Now I find it isn't as easy as they thought.
Anyway, this is really an amazing woman, so I hope I can figure out how to help her.