M-Pesa allows you to transfer your earnings to your bank account, withdraw cash, and pay for some goods and services with your mobile device. Upwork currently only offers M-Pesa as a withdrawal method for freelancers in Kenya.

To add M-Pesa

  1. Go to Settings  Get Paid  Add Method
  2. Click the Set Up button for M-Pesa
  3. Enter the details for your M-Pesa account and click Add M-PESA account

Note: Your first and last name must exactly match the name on your M-Pesa account and the name on your Upwork account.

For security reasons, your new payment method will become active in three days. Please ensure you have registered and activated your M-Pesa account before you add your M-Pesa information on Upwork.

M-Pesa is a third-party payment vendor. Their features and fees vary depending on how you choose to withdraw your funds from your M-Pesa account as well as the amount you choose to transfer.

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