|Profile & Work|
|Job||Full Time Salary|
|Hours Per Day||8|
|COVID19 impact on Work Hours||0|
|Technical Knowhow (1-10)||7|
IN YOUR SIDE BUSINESS, HOW DO YOUR CUSTOMERS PAY YOU?graph LR 1(Rwandans) --> 2(Mobile Money) 1 --> 3(Bank Account) 4(Foreigners) --> 5(Western Union) 4 --> 6(Direct Wire Transfer)
What I do is translation services for different clients in Rwanda, and elsewhere in the world. So there are different ways they pay me. Rwandan people, pay me through mobile money and bank accounts. Abroad, they sometimes use Western union and some others wire directly to my local bank account.
- Saves regularly
- Pays for siblings school
- Takes informal loans from a few friends, usually takes 2-4 weeks to repay a loan, depending mostly on when receives a salary
- Uses MTN Mobile Money often but dislikes the new charges the provider have placed on transactions
- Only has a debit card that uses for online purchases, instead of a credit card
- Would prefer to pay the rent via wire transfer
Has Internet Banking, but doesn’t know how to use it, but uses Mobile Banking How do you transfer money to someone through the Bank Account?
- I go to the bank physically and do the transfer or withdraw money at the ATM and go to an agent to send the money, especially if it’s a different bank.
BED.MONEY NOTES This participant has confirmed something we found interesting in other user personas and that is that they have never experienced to send money to someone who is using a different provider, like Airtel or Tigo.
|Store||Personal Bank Account, Company Bank Account, Cash, MTN Mobile Money|
|Primary Store of Value||Personal Bank Account|
|Spending Wallet||MTN Mobile Money, Debit Card|
|High Value Transactions||Personal Bank Account|
|Digital Banking||USSD Mobile Banking|
|Preferred Payment Method||Cash|
|Fees||Cares about fees, but likes the speed and convenience of mobile money for local payments|
|Money Management Strictness||8|
It’s all of the same to me. If I have money on my mobile money, credit card or bank cards. I use them as much as I use cash. If I want to buy something online. I can use a card or if I want to order something from Vuba Vuba or in other places they can pay by cash or mobile money or bank. So the same.
WHY IS CASH THE BEST PAYMENT METHOD?
Hey, we are talking about money here. If there is a way to send and receive money without being charged any fees, I would always choose that.
Paying for small transactions with cash
It’s more convenient to pay with cash for small transactions, sometimes you have to go out and maybe you want to buy something from a street salesman like fruits and vegetables. In those cases you have to use cash because they don’t understand how Mobile Money works.
With Mobile Money you send only what you need to send. Mobile Money is easier definitely before you finish the ride you can ask the driver for his phone number and by the time you get to your destination you can just walk away. You don’t have to be stuck and wait for change.
|Phone Model||Samsung A80|
|Previously Lost Phone||Yes|
|Cloud Provider||Google Drive|
|Cloud Storage Capacity (GB)||15|
|Storage Cost||Free Tier|
|Out of Space Warnings||Never Seen|
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN AN APPLICATION YOU HAVE JUST DOWNLOADED ASKS YOU FOR YOUR PHONE NUMBER?
- There are these apps that you know, for sure that they need it, you always understand the logic behind it. Otherwise I don’t provide it, but if it’s a social media app like Twitter or Instagram, I know for a fact they will need it to generate my contacts and make me communicate with people. That’s why they need my contact information. If it is a dictionary, come on. Why do you need my names and things to give me a dictionary?
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOUR GOOGLE CLOUD RUNS OUT OF SPACE?
- That’s hasn’t reached there yet. I can figure out something when that happens. I would go back and delete some things or transfer some of my things to some of the other accounts. You know, there are so many other ways you can, can have them online. Someone can even have 2 Gmail accounts or use Dropbox.
If you have more specific questions that were not covered that could help in your product development we will conduct this research on your behalf. Payments are of-course in bitcoin and we will settle with the persona in their preferred local payout method.