We recommend that PMGY participants arrange a travel currency card prior to joining their volunteer program. These prepaid travel cards allow international volunteers to pre-load money in advance of their trip abroad. They are used in the same way as you would work a debit card but often provide much better rates. Additionally, through the ability to pre-load, they help international volunteers control their spending!
PMGY volunteers from the UK are able to apply for a FairFx Currency Card. The secure and convenient Currency Card is usually 9.95 GBP. However, PMGY participants can get it completely free of charge. If you are from the UK and are 18 or over, you can order your currency card by clicking here.
This travel card provides a low-cost and secure solution to take money overseas. Once you have ordered your travel card you have full control of your account via the FairFX website or mobile app. You can track your balance, top up your card and withdraw any unused funds at any time!
You can use your travel card across all PMGY destinations and anywhere that has the Mastercard® Acceptance Mark. It is free to use in shops and retail outlines and a further 1 GBP if you are withdrawing money from an ATM. Using the mobile app you can also split bills and transfer funds between other PMGY volunteers in-country. Please note this card is only available to UK Residents.