Pesapal Opens New Office in Arusha as it Doubles Down on Tanzania


Pesapal has opened a new office in Arusha, Tanzania to cater to a growing demand for payment services by businesses in the region as well as support the company’s growth strategy particularly in the hospitality and retail segment.

The new Arusha offices are in addition to offices in Zanzibar and Dar Es Salaam where PesaPal serves its customers from.

Pesapal CEO Mark Mwongela, “For us to cater effectively to the increased demand in Tanzania, we needed to have a permanent presence in the country which is why we have opened additional offices, first in Zanzibar and now in Arusha. We want to show our customers that we are committed to providing quality services and meet them at their point of need.“

Founded in 2009, Pesapal helps individuals and businesses to make and accept payments in Africa both online and at the point of sale thereby lowering the cost of collecting money for businesses. Working with Mobile Network Operators, Banks and payment providers, Pesapal operates in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Rwanda and Zimbabwe.

Last year, PesaPal launched Pesapal Sabi, the ​point of sale solution which has seen unprecedented growth in Tanzania necessitating investment in human resource and office space in the emerging economy. Sabi is a chip and pin and NFC-powered mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) solution that allows businesses and individuals to process secure card payments in store or on the go via their Android mobile phones or tablets.

Sabi was launched in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania and allows businesses to process Visa and MasterCard debit and credit cards in both local currencies and US dollars. Apart from being multi-currency and multiplatform, Sabi benefits from the relationship Pesapal has build with major banks, Mobile Network Operators, Credit Card companies and utility firms to give consumers as many payment options as possible and timely settlements for business to their bank account of choice.
Sabi added mVisa and is working to add M-PESA and American Express among others.