How does one actually send money to African people in need?
September 1, 2012 9:03 PM Subscribe
I would like to donate about $20 a month to a family in Africa, can you recommend an organization or give me some info on how this would work?
posted by Tarumba to grab bag (33 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
If you have any experience with this, can you tell me...
1)Is $20.00/month ridiculous? Or would it actually help? we are broke right now, but we would like to cancel our Netflix account to do this. The amount will get bigger as we make progress to a better financial situation.
2) How can I get in touch with a family? through a charitable organization? If so, which are the reputable ones? I would like to either directly send money to the family, or to do it with minimum admin costs so most of it gets to their hands. (would I have to convert to their currency?)
3) If not in direct contact with them, I would like to at least receive updates on how they are doing, or if they have an emergency, or maybe birthdays of the children. Is this customary? Not a big deal if it's not possible, it just would be nice.
4) any other info you think it's relevant would be welcome.