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Send money to Africa from the U.S.

When family and friends are far away, a gift of money lessens the distance between the U.S., Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, and other African Nations.

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Transfer money to anyone in Africa


With so many ways to easily and reliably send funds across the world, Western Union is here for you – any time you need. People count on Western Union to make sure their funds reach their friends or loved ones at the right time, no matter what the reason. Pay for an unplanned hospitalization. Or, simply send a gift to a favorite couple celebrating their anniversary in Nairobi. Choose the method of transferring money to Africa that works best for you and your receiver.


Choose how to send money to Africa

With Western Union, you choose the way that’s best for you to send money to Africa from the United States.

In person


 

With more than 55,000 agent locations across the US, sending money to Africa from an agent location is always convenient.

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Online or on the go


 

Use WU.com or the Western Union® app to send money to qualifying bank accounts in select African countries or send money in minutes1 for cash pickup.

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Mobile Wallet


 

Transfer money to Africa – directly to a mobile wallet3 in select countries.


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In person


 

With more than 44,000 agent locations across the US, sending at an agent location is always convenient.



Find an Agent

Online or on the go


 

Use WU.com or the Western Union® app to send money to qualifying bank accounts in select African countries or send money in minutes1 for cash pickup.

Send money now

Mobile Wallet


 

Transfer money to Africa directly to a mobile wallet3 in select countries.





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Choose how to pay for your money transfer


When you transfer money to Africa with Western Union online or with our app, you have options. Simply pay with a credit2 or debit card, directly from your bank account or even with Apple Pay®. Whatever’s easiest for you, we’ve got you covered.


Receive money in Africa on your smartphone

Receiving money in Africa

Western Union makes it easy to receive money from nearly anywhere in Africa. Money can be sent to any qualifying bank account, to eligible mobile wallets, and even directly in cash. With over 43,000 Western Union agent locations throughout Africa, including Ghana, Ethiopia, and Kenya, it’s simple to pick up cash.

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Send money on the go with the Western Union app

The Western Union® money transfer app offers simple, fast, and reliable ways to send money however you want.

Start your transfer with the app and pay in cash at an agent location.

Check exchange rates* in an instant.

Quickly transfer money to Africa from the U.S with quick resend and credit card2 scan.

Touch ID saves you even more time with fast login.

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1 Date available will be displayed on receipt for international transfers over $15. Service and funds availability depends on certain factors including the Service selected, the selection of delayed delivery options, special terms applicable to each Service, amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, consumer protection issues, identification requirements, delivery restrictions, agent location hours, and differences in time zones (collectively, “Restrictions”).

2 Card issuer cash advance fee and associated interest charges may apply. Use a debit card to avoid these fees and charges.

3 Funds will be paid to receiver’s mWallet account provider for credit to account tied to receiver’s mobile number. Additional third-party charges may apply, including SMS and account over-limit and cash-out fees. Funds availability subject to terms and conditions or service.