Send mobile money to Zimbabwe

See below for answers to your questions about sending mobile money to Zimbabwe.

Which mobile money accounts can I send to in Zimbabwe?

You can send to Ecocash mobile money accounts.

Please note: The mobile money account must be (1) fully registered and (2) active.

When will funds be credited to mobile money accounts in Zimbabwe?

Speed: Instant.

We will notify you and your recipient by email and SMS when funds are credited.

We may sometimes require further information from you in order to comply with our regulatory requirements before we can process your transfer. We will email you if this is the case.

What currencies can I send to mobile money accounts in Zimbabwe?

US Dollars (USD) only.

However, recipients have now the option to convert USD to Fourth Zimbabwe Dollar (ZWL) from the EcoCash Wallet. To do that, once they received the amount in the FCA Wallet, they need to dial *150# and select the option "Bureau de Change" from the menu. Based on the exchange rate of the day, the amount they wish to convert will be automatically credited into their local ZWL Wallet.

How much can I send to mobile money accounts in Zimbabwe?

  • A maximum of USD 2,000 per transfer
  • Your recipient’s Ecocash mobile money account can only have a maximum balance of USD 2,000 at any given time. Please ensure the account has sufficient capacity for your transfer to be processed successfully. Your recipient can do this by reducing the balance in their account.

There may be lower limits depending on the country where you are sending from and the payment method used to fund the transfer. Please see the relevant section in Payments for more info.

What information do I need from my recipient to send mobile money to Zimbabwe?

  • Full name. Please enter your recipient’s full name. To avoid any delays, the recipient’s name should match the name on their mobile money account exactly.
  • Address. We need your recipient’s city.
  • Mobile money account number:
    • Fully registered and active Ecocash mobile money accounts only.
    • Length: 9 digits in total (excluding country code).
  • Contact mobile number. We use this number to send SMS notifications to your recipient when the funds have been credited. This can be different from the mobile money account number.
  • Sending reason. Please indicate whether it is “family or friend support,” “purchase of services,” “property payment,” or “sending fund to self”.

Please ensure that all your recipient’s details are correct. Once you make your transfer, it is difficult for us to amend or stop the transfer, although we will always try our best to do so.

What fees does my recipient in Zimbabwe pay?

WorldRemit does not charge your recipient any additional fees for the mobile money transfer.

Some local operators may charge them a fee when they withdraw funds as cash. This depends on the mobile operator’s policy and is not determined by WorldRemit.

What is the Zimbabwe Diaspora Remittance Incentive Scheme (DRIS) and how does it affect my mobile money transfer?

Please note: Effective 20 February 2019, the Zimbabwean government has discontinued The Diaspora Remittance Incentive Scheme (DRIS) programme.

Can my recipient withdraw any funds from their EcoCash wallet?

Yes. Recipients can withdraw money from their EcoCash wallet from any of the shops below:

Econet First Street

  • 19 George Silundika Avenue Harare
  • +263 772222502

Econet Joina

  • First Floor, Joina City, Corner Jason Moyo And J. Nyerere, Harare
  • +263 774222086

Econet Chitepo

  • 198 Herbet Chitepo Avenue, Harare
  • +263 772222820

Econet Borrowdale

  • Sam Levy Village, Borrowdale, Harare
  • +263 783910444

Econet Avondale

  • Shop 3 Samar Gallery, Avondale Shopping Centre, Hararee
  • 077279498128

Econet Graniteside

  • 2 Kelvin Close, Graniteside Harare
  • +263 772792650       

Econet Airport

  • Harare International Airport, Hatfield, Harare
  • +263 774222070       

Econet Livingstone

  • 79 Livingstone Avenue, Avenues, Harare 
  • +263 774222061       

Econet Msasa

  • 2 Old Mutare Road, Msasa, Harare
  • +263 772793500       

Econet Chisipiti

  • 44 Silwood Close, Chisipite Harare
  • +263 772222527       

Econet Ruwa

  • Shop 2 Ruwa Shopping Centre, Ruwa, Harare
  • +263 774222058       

Econet Town Centre Chitungwiza

  • Shop 9 Old Mutual Complex, Town Centre, Chitungwiza
  • +263 772222778       

Econet Makoni

  • Shop 14 Seke North Mall, Makoni Shopping Centre, Chitungwiza
  • +263 774222057       

Econet Huruyadzo Chitungwiza

  • Huruyadzo Shopping Centre        

Econet Mini Shop Zengeza 2

  • Zengeza 2 Service Station 
  • +263 772222720       

Econet Bulawayo Main

  • 79 Robert Mugabe Way, Bulawayo
  • +263 772222525       

Econet Bradfiled

  • Shop 6 Zonk'Izizwe Shopping Complex, Bradfield
  • +263 774222065       

Econet Hunterfly Bulawayo

  • 108 Fife Street Corner Fife And 11Th Street, Bulawayo
  • +263 772222370       

Econet Gweru Main Shop

  • 356 Mercury Building, Gweru
  •  +263 772222925       

Econet Gweru New Shop

  • Shop 10 Megawatt Complex, Gweru        

Econet Masvingo

  • 32 Robert Mugabe Way, Masvingo
  • +263 039- 265091/2

Mutare New Shop

  • 59 2Nd Street, Mutare
  • +263 772222551       

Econet Mutare Old Shop

  • 61 1St Street, Mutare
  • +263 020-65029

Chipinge

  • Mt Selinda Road Opposite Bata/Main Street
  • +263 774222035

Checheche

  • Checheche Bus Terminus
  • +263 774222257       

Econet Chivhu

  • Chivhu Park Opp Standard Chartered Bank
  • +263 774222011       

Econet Beitbridge

  • Shop 5A Zesa Complex        

Econet Bindura

  • Bindura Bus Terminus Opp Tm Cnr C Hunzvi And B Gezi
  • +263 772222730       

Econet Mt Darwin

  • Main Street
  • +263 772222470       

Econet Chegutu

  • Chegutu Bus Terminus        

Econet Chinhoyi

  • Chinhoyi Town Bus Terminus
  • +263 774222255       

Econet Chiredzi

  • Tshovhani Bus Terminus
  • +263 774222256       

Econet Gokwe

  • Gokwe Bus Terminus
  • +263 772222785       

Econet Gutu

  • Gutu Growth Point
  • +263 772222519       

Econet Gwanda

  • Gwanda Flea Market
  • +263 772222940       

Econet Kadoma

  • Waverly Bus Terminus
  • +263 77222408       

Econet Kwekwe

  • Shop # 8 Pg Complex
  • +263 774222796       

Econet Marondera

  • Marondera Bus Terminus
  • +263 772222640       

Econet Kotwa

  • Kotwa Bus Terminus
  • +263 772222551       

Econet Mvurwi

  • Mvurwi Bus Terminus
  • +263 774222065       

Econet Mutoko

  • Chinzanga Township Terminus
  • +263 774222146       

Econet Nyika

  • Nyika Bus Terminus Behind Cbz Bank
  • +263 774222254       

Econet Plumtree

  • Plumtree High School Gate,Kingsway
  • +263 774222005       

Econet Rusape

  • Manda Street Gwaai Parade
  • +263 772222294       

Econet Victoria Falls

  • Shop 6 -7 Sophers Arcade Parkway Drive 
  • +263 013 44834       

Econet Zvishavane

  • 85 Robert Mugabe Road
  • +263 051 3215       

Econet Norton

  • Katanga Shopping Centre
  • +263 772222640       

Econet Karoi

  • Lomagundi Road Opp.Bp Service Station
  • +263 774222009