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Fireworks at Kansalaistori Square, Helsinki, to celebrate a century of Finnish independence (Photo: Finland 100)

Fireworks in Helsinki, to celebrate a century of Finnish independence (Photo: Finland 100)

An emotional reunion in Kenya

 

Digital remittance platform WorldRemit highlights how people are connecting across borders and time zones, to build relationships and improve lives.

This video is the touching story of Seppo Piisola, who lives in Finland and helps to support Jennifer Mwetarin, a young blind Maasai Woman whom he met aged four many years ago whilst he was building schools in Kenya. It shows Seppo returning to Kenya and his emotional reunion with Jennifer and their visit to the village where she grew up. As well as being a moving human story, Seppo and Jennifer demonstrate the changing ways that people are sending money around the world and building relationships that would otherwise be impossible.