This is how you send money to a mobile wallet

Mobile wallets are very popular in Africa. For recipients who live far away and have to travel a whole day to pick up cash or go to the nearest bank, a mobile wallet is the best solution. MoneyGram offers transfers to mobile wallets in Africa, for example on MPesa accounts in Kenya and Tanzania, as well as Econet accounts in Zimbabwe.

Another advantage of transferring money to a mobile phone is its speed. The amount of money reaches the recipient within minutes.* Attractive currency exchange rates** round up the offer.


Here is how it works:

On the homepage of MoneyGram, klick on send money to a mobile wallet and proceed as follows:


1 Select a receiver

  • Tell us who you are sending money to and how much you wish to send.
  • Provide your receiver’s mobile number (with international dial code) in Romania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, or Tanzania.

2 Select “Account Deposit” as the receive option when presented

Once account deposit is selected, the country specific-mobile wallet option will display. Enter either the amount you wish to send or to be received.

3 Choose how to pay

You can either pay with your credit*** or debit card, or directly from your bank account.

4 Send reliably

Enter a little information about yourself so we can verify your identity, then review and send.

Sending money from a store to a mobile wallet 

Of course it is also possbile to send money from a store to a mobile wallet. You need to bring a valid ID, the full name of the recipient and the phone number with international area code of Kenya, Tansania or Zimbabwe. The MoneyGram staff is happy to answer any further questions.


* Depending on the opening hours of the sales partner and local regulations.
** In addition to the transfer fees applicable to a transaction, a currency exchange rate set by MoneyGram or its agent will be applied. MoneyGram also makes money from currency exchange. Prices are subject to change.
*** Card issuer cash advance fee and associated interest charges may apply.