How to send money from Tanzania to Kenya using M-pesa

Sending money to Kenya from Tanzania has never been easier! M-Pesa, Africa’s leading mobile money service, allows for quick and secure cross-border transactions. Here’s a comprehensive guide to ensure a smooth money transfer experience:

Before You Begin:

  • Check Your Balance: Make sure you have enough funds in your Tanzanian Vodacom M-Pesa account to cover the transfer amount and any applicable fees.

Initiating the Transfer:

  1. Dial the USSD Code: Open your phone’s dial pad and enter *150*00# on your Vodacom line in Tanzania. This will access the M-Pesa menu.
  2. Navigate to Kenya Transfer: The menu options may vary slightly, but look for the option labeled “Send Money to M-Pesa Kenya” or something similar. Follow the on-screen prompts to proceed.
  3. Enter Recipient Details: Here, you’ll be prompted to enter the recipient’s Kenyan M-Pesa phone number. Double-check the number for accuracy to avoid any mistakes.
  4. Specify Transfer Amount: Enter the exact amount of money you intend to send to your recipient in Kenya.
  5. Confirm and Send: Carefully review all the information displayed on your screen, including the recipient’s phone number and the transfer amount. Once everything is correct, confirm the transfer to initiate the transaction.

Confirmation and Follow-Up:

  1. Confirmation Message: Upon successful transfer, you’ll receive a confirmation SMS on your phone, notifying you that the funds have been sent to the recipient’s Kenyan M-Pesa account.
  2. Inform the Recipient: Let your recipient in Kenya know about the incoming transfer. They’ll also receive an M-Pesa notification once the funds are credited to their account.
  3. Keep Records: Maintain a record of the transaction for your reference. This could include the transaction reference number and the amount sent.

Additional Tips:

  • Transaction Fees: Be aware of any applicable transaction fees associated with sending money to Kenya. These fees may be charged by both Vodacom Tanzania and M-Pesa Kenya.
  • Exchange Rates: The current exchange rate will be applied to the transfer amount. Familiarize yourself with the prevailing exchange rate to understand the final amount received by your recipient.

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