Thank you for reaching out to PayPal. I understand that you would like to know if your friend can purchase online using the money you transfer to them as they don't have a debit card. Yes, your friend can make a purchase online using the money from the PayPal account balance. When you send them money using their email address and name, they will receive it in their PayPal account as a balance. Then they can purchase online using PayPal balance. I hope this helps! Let us know if you have any questions. Thank you.