Enjoy fast, reliable money transfers to Kenya with Mama Money

Enjoy fast, reliable money transfers to Kenya with Mama Money

Ah, Kenya! A land where the golden savannah meets alluring skies, a country with vibrant cultures, traditions, and a sense of community. The spirit of Harambee - pulling together for the common good, resonates in every Kenyan heartbeat. This spirit transcends borders, reaching Kenyan expatriates in South Africa, who frequently send remittances to support families, further businesses, and realise dreams. 

Mama Money understands the sentiments and values tied to these remittances, making the process more affordable, faster, and reliable.

As per World Bank data, remittances to Kenya have consistently grown over the years, emphasising the significance of this financial lifeline. Whether it's for an upcoming family wedding, a sibling's school fees, a budding enterprise, or just day-to-day living costs, these remittances are rays of hope that illuminate many Kenyan homes.

With Mama Money, we aim to make this beam of hope brighter, warmer, and more accessible.

Challenges of sending money to Kenya from South Africa

For many South Africans with familial or business ties in Kenya, sending remittances has historically presented a unique set of challenges:

  1. High Fees: Traditional money transfer methods, whether through banks or other remittance services, often come with high transaction fees. These can be especially burdensome when sending smaller amounts, which many families often do.
  2. Long Processing Times: Delays can be a common issue. Sometimes, funds may not be available to the recipient for several days after the sender has initiated the transfer. This can be problematic, especially during emergencies or urgent situations.
  3. Complexity and Bureaucracy: Traditional remittance channels may have clunky procedures requiring various documents and forms of identification. This can make the transfer process time-consuming and confusing.
  4. Limited Accessibility: Particularly in some remote regions of Kenya, accessing funds can be a challenge. Not everyone lives near a bank branch or has easy access to other traditional financial institutions.
  5. Currency Fluctuations: With the Kenyan Shilling (KES) fluctuating against the South African Rand (ZAR), senders are often unsure about the exact amount their recipients will get by the time the transfer is completed.

How Mama Money addresses these challenges

  1. Competitive Rates with Low Fees: Mama Money operates on a model that prioritises affordability, ensuring that more of your money gets to your loved ones without exorbitant fees cutting into the transfer.
  2. Swift Transfers: Mama Money recognises the need for speed in remittances, especially in emergencies. As such, the service ensures that transfers, whether to a bank or mobile wallet, are completed promptly.
  3. User-Friendly Process: With an intuitive app and clear instructions, Mama Money has eliminated the traditional complexities of sending money. All steps, from registration to sending money, are streamlined for ease.
  4. Broad Accessibility with Mobile Wallets: By partnering with leading mobile wallets providers like Airtel Money and M-Pesa, Mama Money ensures that even those in the most remote parts of Kenya can receive funds directly on their mobile devices.
  5. Transparency in Exchange Rates: Mama Money provides real-time exchange rate information, ensuring that senders know the exact amount their recipients will get, offering peace of mind against currency fluctuations.

By addressing these challenges head-on, Mama Money ensures a smooth, swift, and hassle-free remittance experience for its users, making it a trusted choice for South Africans sending money to Kenya.


Our Banking Partners in Kenya:

  • African Banking Corp Bank: Known for its comprehensive personal and business banking services, catering to a diverse clientele.
  • Bank of Africa Kenya: Holding a reputation for robust banking infrastructure tailored for Kenyans.
  • Chase Bank: With its progressive banking solutions, it has been a popular choice for many.
  • Citibank: Renowned internationally and trusted locally in Kenya for its extensive range of banking solutions.
  • Co-operative Bank of Kenya: A community favourite, this bank emphasises mutual growth and collective prosperity.
  • Commercial Bank of Africa: Catering to individual and corporate needs with a broad spectrum of financial services.
  • Diamond Trust: Focusing on innovative banking solutions and customer satisfaction.
  • Dubai Bank Kenya: A reflection of global standards with local values.
  • Family Bank: As the name suggests, this bank prioritises familial values, ensuring customer-centric services.
  • Prime Bank: Bridging modern banking solutions with traditional values.
  • Middle East Bank Kenya: Offering many banking solutions, reflecting regional and global financial landscapes.


Mobile Wallet Options:

  • Airtel Money: A trusted name in mobile money solutions, making transactions instantaneous and uncomplicated.
  • M-Pesa: Arguably the most popular mobile money service in Kenya, it is known for its vast outreach, reliability, and speed.

What recipient information will I need?

To send money to a mobile wallet in Kenya using Mama Money, the sender will need the recipient's mobile phone number and the country where the mobile wallet is located. Mama Money will then use this information to determine the appropriate mobile wallet provider and send the funds to the recipient's mobile wallet. 

How long will it take for my money to arrive?

Transfers to cash collections and mobile wallets are sent within minutes.

Transfers to bank accounts, on average, take 5 hours to be received but can take up to 48 hours to reflect, depending on the recipient's institution. 

What customers say about Mama

"It was the best experience with mama money.they helped me quickly to when I was struggling to register.thank you good customer service" - Joyce Samukuti

"Mamamoney has made my life easier, I have managed to send money home at the most cheapest rates and charges. #mamamoney all the way" - Lyoner Maisiri

Mama Money simplifies the money transfer process, making it the preferred choice for many who need to send money to Kenya. With a secure platform, fast transactions, low fees, and exceptional customer support, Mama Money is the go-to solution for your international money transfer needs.

Experience the Mama Money difference today! Download our app and start sending money to Kenya right away. Make the smart choice and choose Mama Money for your international money transfer needs. 


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Should you have any questions that are not covered above, please contact Mama via WhatsApp at +27661041097.

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