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 send funds easily and reliably 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.

    Choose how to pay for your money transfer

    Pay with a credit/debit card2 or Apple Pay®

    Directly from your bank account

    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.

    Send money on the go with the Western Union app

    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 US with quick resend and credit card2 scan.

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    Rating as of September 15, 2020.


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    ** Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Fees, foreign exchange rates and taxes may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Fees and rates subject to change without notice.

    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.