Meet Philip; Philip is 22 years oldand lives in the Philippines. He is studying at the University of Manila. Hisbrother Kurt, who works in Saudi Arabia, pays for Philip’s education. Despitestudying at the university, Philip rarely has access to computers. Philip has 6 brothers and sisters. Philp’s motherdoes not work and his father, Tim, works as a tuktuk driver. Philip is thefirst person in his family to go to university.
One day, Philip hears about a new app, RIKWE.ST. It's a remittance app that has mobile tellers! This is great for Philip as he does not have his own transport. Normally Philip has has to travel for 3-4h and spend $10 to collect the money that his brother, Kurt, sends to him every month. With RIKWE.ST the teller comes to Philip!
Philip needs some extra money this month - for a maths book. So, he decides to download RIKWE.ST and send a request for money to his brother, Kurt:
Choose Amount to Request...
...Fill out Crypto Voucher
Phil's Name & Number
A message to Kurt. ( saying that Philip is the one requesting money – and explaining why he needs the money.)
Kurt's name & Number
A few seconds later Philips brother, Kurt, will receive a MMS...