If you are abroad the best way to send money to Kenya is through WorldRemit. You can use WorldRemit to send money to M-PESA in Kenya to any recepient abroad or from from abroad. WorldRemit is a money transfer service that allows you to send money internationally using your phone or computer.
To send money to M-PESA in Kenya using WorldRemit, you’ll need to create an account on the WorldRemit website or mobile app, enter the amount you want to send, choose M-PESA as the delivery method, and provide the recipient’s mobile phone number. You’ll then be able to review and confirm the details of the transaction before completing the transfer. The recipient will receive a notification from M-PESA when the money is available for them to collect.
How to send money to M-PESA in Kenya Using WorldRemit
You can send a money transfer to M-PESA in minutes using any device. The transfer can be paid for using a debit or credit card and the funds will usually be credited instantly. Just follow these simple steps:
- Visit WorldRemit homepage and select Kenya from the ‘choose a country to send to’ dropdown list
- You’ll be guided to the Kenya home page.
- Select ‘Mobile Money’ as the preferred service
- Enter the amount you want to send
- Log in or create an account if you haven’t already
- Enter the Mpesa phone number of the recipient
- Pay online
We’ll send you and your recipient SMS and email notifications when the funds have been credited
There’s a maximum limit of USD 5,000 (per transfer) or the Kenyan Shilling equivalent.
How To Open An M-Pesa Account On WorldRemit
To open an M-PESA account you must register first by visiting an M-PESA agent outlet, Safaricom shop or Care Desk to register. You’ll need a mobile phone with a Safaricom SIM card and valid identification document, which can be:
- Kenyan National ID
- Valid Kenyan Passport
You’ll receive a confirmation message and numeric start key PIN to activate M-PESA on your phone. Then you and the agent will fill in and sign a registration form – which you’ll keep as proof of registration.
After successfully registering, you’ll need to activate M-PESA on your phone using the 4-digit M-PESA PIN sent by SMS after registration.