WorldRemit has refused to remit funds raised under the GoFundMe platform to Zimbabwe to help the survivors of Tropical Cyclone Idai. Coordinator of the campaign Freeman Chari said:
You only know your true friends in a crisis. I approached @WorldRemit for a waiver on fees for us to send funds for cyclone relief in Zimbabwe. Their response shocked me. I have used them before & they send me Ads. Please retweet until everybody knows these guys are unAfrican!
In a letter post, Chari wrote:
UPDATE: Amy from
@WorldRemit just gave me a call and is looking into our case to open some doors. This being the case, we give diplomacy a chance again. There are also other companies in the same space that have reached out to see how they can be of help. Will keep you updated!