BBC Radio 4 - Money Box, Sending money to family back home

Joice Etutu speaks to the workers sending their wages abroad to support loved ones.

10/23/2021 1:20:00 PM

It’s estimated that people in the UK sent £9bn overseas in 2020, much of it to family

Joice Etutu speaks to the workers sending their wages abroad to support loved ones.

Show moreMany workers send a share of their wages abroad to support loved ones financially, a responsibility they may or may not be able to shoulder.In this episode Joice Etutu explores the aspirations of those supporting family overseas plus the emotions, pressures and difficult questions that arise. What is the right amount of money to send, how do you choose between competing requests, what personal sacrifices do you make and where do you draw the line or say no?

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