Mpesa | How to Send Money to Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda

by | Feb 22, 2016 | Safaricom, Telecommunication | 0 comments

Safaricom has now made it easier to send cash conveniently to three East African countries.

Send Money to Uganda and Rwanda via Mpesa

  • Simply dial *840# from your Safaricom line and follow the prompts.

Send Money to Tanzania via Mpesa

  1. Go to “Lipa na Mpesa” in your Mpesa menu.
  2. Select Paybill.
  3. Enter the Paybill number 255255.
  4. For account number, enter the recipients Tanzanian mobile number in the format “2557XXXXXXXX”
  5. Enter the amount to send.
  6. Enter your PIN and send.

Tips and Warnings

  • The recipient will receive money in the local currency i.e. Rwandan Francs in Rwanda, Ugandan shillings in Uganda and Tanzanian shillings in Tanzania.
  • You will be notified of how much the recipient will receive via a pop message. Exchange rates are revised daily at midnight.
  • There are no charges levied by MTN in Rwanda and Uganda to recieve money. The case is the same for Vodacom Uganda.
  • The charges to send money are as follows:
Transaction BandsTotal (Ksh)
Min (Ksh)Max (Ksh)Sender charges



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