You are here: Home » Blogs & features » Radio features » Somalis send money home

Somalis send money home

Listen online

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Many of the Somalis living and working in the UK capital, London try to send money back regularly to the families they have left behind.

In the absence of any banking services in Somalia and faced with transfer companies charging high rates of commission, they often prefer to use a system known as Hawala.

This report is from Harun Hassan in London, who visited a hawala branch.

Comments are closed.

Panos London

Posted by





High quality audio (3.4mb)

Medium quality audio (1.7mb)

Low quality audio (850kb)