CEO Weekends: Kenya’s PesaPal Launches in Malawi | Launching Next in Nigeria, Ghana & Zambia


432117_396120113746710_659501460_nKenya’s PesaPal, an online payment system allowing buyers to pay for goods and services online via mobile money and credit cards, has today launched in Malawi.

Founded in may 2010, and dubbed as Africa’s PayPal, the 2012 Forbes top 20 African startups aims to make payments in Africa convenient by allowing merchants to accept payments via mobile money and credit cards. Africa is a big market for mobile money, PesaPal allows merchants to power their shops using its platform.

Announcing the move, Agosto Liko updated his Facebook status saying, “PesaPal Malawi #Done PesaPal now covers a population of 170 Million. Next, Nigeria, Ghana & Zambia – 400m – license to change payments in Africa#GameChanger … #smallball.”
His Twitter profile also had a similar update.

270738_531558610202859_1207581470_nApart from proving  a simple, safe and secure way for individuals and businesses to make and accept payments in Africa. PesaPal also works with banks, Mobile Network Operators and payment card firms to give consumers as many payment options as possible. It also has  PesaPal SchoolPay, to allow parents pay for their kids school fees from their comfort of their homes. It’s other platform Ticketsasa,  an online ticketing platform helps event organizers accept payments days before the event itself.

PesaPal is available in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe among others. The firm’s expansion challenges local African firms to serve the pan-African market than just their neighbors. Kenya’s Seven Seas Technologies has also expanded across the continent.