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How to send and receive money across the Globe with M-pesa Global.

You can now send and receive M-pesa globally after Safaricom introduced M-pesa global.
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What is M-pesa global?
This is a service offered by Safaricom M-pesa that allows it's registered M-Pesa users to send and receive money to/from almost any part of the world.
The service is aimed at international money transfers, both within the East African region and abroad.
In order to facilitate such cross border money transfers, M-pesa has partnered with various financial institutions and international money transfer services in order to provide a secure money transfer network.
With M-pesa global you can now transfer money between your PayPal account and Mpesa. This has greatly reduced the transaction charges and transfer duration.
Like wise, if for one reason or another you prefer to use Skrill, then you are not left out, since you can withdraw money from your skrill account directly to mpesa. however, unlike paypal, you cannot transfer money from mpesa to skrill at the moment.
Other such partnerships include Mpesa and western union, and those who are in the diaspora can send money to any M-pesa account directly from abroad with world remit.
How to access Mpesa Global.
1. USSD.
You can register with Mpesa global by following this steps:
  • Dial *840# on your Safaricom line.
  • Enter your physical location, and accept terms and conditions.
  • You will be prompted to enter your M-pesa pin and all you have to do is wait for the confirmation SMS.
2.On my Safaricom app.
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Just like how M-pesa has become part and parcel of Kenyan life, so has My Safaricom app to any Safaricom user. If you haven't downloaded the app already, then I advice you do so now, as it simplifies many transactions and services which would have otherwise required a lot of USSD codes.
To access M-Pesa Global on the app:
  • Launch MySafaricom app.
  • Go to M-Pesa. If you are not seeing the M-Pesa Global option then you first need to update your app.
  • Click on the mpesa global tap and select your region, e.g Nairobi, central, rift valley e.tc.
  • Next accept terms and conditions and click opt in.
  • In the next window, enter your M-pesa pin and wait for the confirmation SMS.
Accepted countries.
Mpesa have partnered with vodacom Tanzania and MTN to facilitate money transfers to Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda respectively. 
Likewise those from these countries can also send Mpesa back to Kenya.
In Tanzania, they need to dial *150*00# on their vodacom lines. For Uganda, dial *165# on MTN and Rwanda they need to use*830# on MTN.
You can also send money to any bank account in UAE, China and Germany.
How to top up paypal acount with mpesa global.
for you to use this service, you need to firstlink your paypal account with Mpesa l, so that the two accounts can use the same phone number.
log in to your my safaricom app.
click on mpesa, then mpesa global
click on paypal account
enter the amount you want to transfer in Ksh. the amount should be greater than ksh.100.
then click on OK.
Wait to enter your mpesa pin to complete the transaction.
money will be deposited in your paypal account in USD, and you will pay for both the currency conversion charges as well as the transfer fee.
in case you don't want to use the app, then you can also top up with Lipa Na Mpesa

Mpesa Global Charges.
Mpesa Global allows you send money from Ksh.100 to a maximum Ksh. 70,000.
Though send in Ksh.,the recipient will receive the money in their countrie's currency. Below are the charges associated with the service.
Minimum.    Maximum.        Rates.
101.                5,000.                  100
5001.              15,000.                250
15001.            35,000.               350
35001.           70,0000.              500

Mpesa Global partners.
In order to facilitate a global money transfer from the comfort of your home, Safaricom have partnered with a number of international money transfer platforms for the same.
M-Pesa Global Partners include:
  • mHits
  • Post Finance.
  • Skrill
  • SkyForce
  • Western Union
  • WorldRemit
  • XendPay
  • Xpress Money
  • Money Gram
  • Azimo
  • Transfer Galaxy
  • Vodacom Tanzania
  • MTN Rwanda
  • MTN Uganda
  • Dahabshill
The partner list keeps on growing as other partners are added.

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