Click on any of the following links for more information on sending mobile money to Burundi:

Which Mobile Money accounts can I send to in Burundi?

Ecocash mobile money accounts.

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

Eco Cash

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


We will notify you and your recipient by email and SMS when funds are credited. We may sometimes require further information from you before we can process the transfer in order to comply with our regulatory requirements. We will email you if this is the case.

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What currencies can I sendto mobile money accounts in Burundi?

Burundian Franc (BIF) only.

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

A maximum of BIF 1,000,000 per transfer

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What information do I need from my recipient when sending mobile money to Burundi?

  • Full name. Please enter your recipient’s full name. To avoid any delays, the recipient’s name should match the name registered on their mobile money account.
  • Address. We need your recipient’s city.
  • Mobile Money account number:
    • Fully registered and active Ecocash Mobile Money accounts only.
  • 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 transaction, it is difficult for us to amend or stop the transfer, although we will always try our best to do so.

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What fees does my recipient pay when sending mobile money to Burundi?

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

However, 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.

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