As a community social services student at Douglas College, Burnaby resident Pascal Apuwa doesn't have a lot of extra money to throw around.
The little extra he does have, he sends home to his family in Korogocho, Kenya.
But the fees on remittances - money transferred from someone in one country to another - are cutting into the amount his family receives, he said.
"When I send money back home, I want it to go to helping the people," Apuwa said in a phone interview.
Apuwa headed a demonstration by Acorn Canada on July 27 outside the Money Mart at 7088 Kingsway, to protest the fees that Western Union charges on sending remittances overseas.
Money Mart acts as an agent for Western Union. The group presented a letter for Western Union's CEO to the agent there, Apuwa said.