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Moving abroad is something many of us dream of – and especially if it means moving to a country with better opportunities or that has a lifestyle more suited to our goals and ambitions. Either way, when disaster strikes back home, it can often be a somewhat bitter-sweet experience. On one hand, you’re out here living your dreams and enjoying a better standard of living. On the other hand, it means that you’re far away when your family needs you and there’s nothing you can do to help.
Or is there?
Thanks to technology, there are now more things you can do from a remote location than ever before. Here are some of your options:
If you have the funds, then sending money back home is often a great way to lend support and help. Even if it’s just a loan, this can help your family to cope with new financial pressures and to get themselves back on their feet.
How do you send money abroad? One option is to use Sharemoney. We created Sharemoney as a tool for sending money quickly and easily to foreign countries and it offers many great advantages.
All you need to do is to visit our website. From here, you will then be able to find a dropdown menu in the top right which will let you activate the language you need to navigate the site. From here, you will then be able to set up an account and select the ‘QuickSend’ option. As the name implies, this allows you to send money very quickly by storing their details so you don’t have to keep entering them.
From there, you can send money to recipients in as little as 2 minutes or a maximum of 48 hours (depending on your chosen method) and will be able to enjoy very low exchange rates as well as an incredibly small fee compared with competing services.
Food and supplies
Depending on the nature of the crisis back home, you may be able to help by sending food and supplies. If nothing else, this is a great way of showing your loved ones you’re thinking about them and you care. While sending money will provide immediate aid, a food parcel takes a little longer – so why not do both?
You don’t need to be in the same country as your family to lend emotional help and there’s no reason that you can’t call up to talk to your family and to try and help them through the situation.
When living abroad, it’s often all too easy to take an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ approach. That is to say, you forget about their plight because it’s not readily apparent and they’re a long way away. Others will sometimes avoid thinking about their family back home out of a sense of guilt.
Don’t make that mistake – pick up the phone and pick it up often. It won’t go unnoticed!
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