Guatemala: App launched to send economic support from USA at no cost

Mercados y Tendencias Magazine

The OKY application was developed by Guatemalans with the aim of facilitating the sending of money through prepaid digital vouchers.

Recently, OKY was launched in Guatemala, the new application that will make it easier for migrants residing in the United States to send financial support to their relatives, through prepaid digital vouchers from Guatemalan stores and brands, adapting to the needs of each family and allowing keep better control of expenses.

Victor Unda, co-founder of the platform, indicated that the application arises as an expression of solidarity during the COVID-19 emergency. For this reason, he indicated that due to the situation that the Guatemalan migrant community lives in the United States, the use of the platform will not represent shipping costs from June to September 2020. “In this way, we join the call of the Government of Guatemala to help in times of crisis,” he emphasized.

Support the country’s economic recovery

During the launch, the Minister of Economy, Antonio Malouf, thanked the entrepreneurs for making use of innovative solutions that mitigate the impacts of the pandemic, and indicated that these initiatives are essential to support the economic recovery of the country.

“Remittances are a fundamental engine of the country’s economy and that is why I want to thank this contribution that represents an aid to our Guatemalan brothers, who through their work contribute to the development of the country,” said Malouf.

For her part, Dunia Miranda, in charge of directing and coordinating cooperation at the Guatemalan Consulate in Miami, delved into the context and challenges of the Guatemalan migrant community in the United States and indicated that this application will allow them to continue contributing to the economy. familiar from the United States.

Finally, Unda stressed that this crisis has required a change of life in many aspects. “Today more than ever, digital tools present solutions that allow us to continue our daily activities, maintaining distance measures, without jeopardizing the achievement of our objectives. From this account, OKY becomes one of these solutions because it is safer than sending cash, it reaches the recipient’s cell phone immediately and redeeming it is very simple ”.

Use the new OKY app

According to the information, to use the new OKY app, the person located in the United States who wishes to send a prepaid voucher to Guatemala must download it for free from Google Play or the App Store. Then you must find an authorized OKY point of sale at to load the balance in cash, recharge with a credit card or Paypal and proceed to choose the store or brand where your family member will make purchases. Finally, you select the amount of the voucher or a specific product and it is sent to the person in Guatemala.


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