Last week, I went through the onboarding process for six African fintech apps.
Why? I needed to send money from Nigeria to Uganda, and I learned a thing or two.
First, I'm not an early adopter. Try as I might, the uncertainty surrounding whether a new application or software will meet a job to be done is nerve-racking and simply uncomfortable. Second, sending money to Uganda is not as easy as I expected. With a growing number of applications offering cross-border transfers in Africa, I expected something as easy as a 1, 2 step.
Admittedly, I may have complicated the process by conducting my due diligence on each application. For this, I needed at least one recommendation from my network and the ability to directly contact an employee at the company to help resolve any issues that came up—and no, the regular customer success email or number did not suffice.
Finally, if you want to send money to Uganda, Eversend is not a bad option. You might