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Re: [mendenyo] Re: Catch-up by Ricardo - May 2009

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  • Andrius Kulikauskas
    Thank you for explaining, Kiyavilo! So you can send money and make purchases. Andrius
    Message 1 of 1 , May 11 6:47 AM
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      Thank you for explaining, Kiyavilo! So you can send money and make
      purchases. Andrius

      Kiyavilo Msekwa wrote:
      > Hi Andrius!
      >
      > Yes it is great but that does not mean that we can receive money sent to us via paypal. It will take sometime for that to happen!
      >
      > For the time being we can only send money from hear to any where in the world with the related service from paypal!
      >
      > We are just waiting for paypal to allow such service to take place with drawing money sent to Africa
      >
      > Have a nice time.
      >
      > Kims
      >
      > Andrius Kulikauskas wrote:
      >
      >> Ricardo, Ken, Kiyavilo,
      >> That's great news! I have posted it at http://www.includer .org
      >> Does that mean that we can send money to Ken or Kiyavilo and they can
      >> take it out locally and forward it (in Kenya by mpesa)?
      >> Andrius Kulikauskas
      >> Minciu Sodas
      >> http://www.ms lt
      >> ms@...
      >> +370 699 30003
      >> Vilnius, Lithuania
      >> ricardoolpc wrote:
      >>
      >>> Dear Andrius
      >>>
      >>> how are you? This is just a catch-up message to let you know what I've
      >>> been doing recently with the MS members in East Africa.
      >>>
      >>> Trading
      >>> -------
      >>> Ken Chelimo has succeeded in getting eBay and Paypal 100% working now.
      >>> He is the 2nd person from our Trading group to do that, after Kims
      >>> (Kiyavilo Msekwa) in Tanzania. Ken is the first person in Kenya from
      >>> our trading group to get Paypal and eBay working in conjunction with
      >>> his bank account.
      >>>
      >>> It's taken ages. Some African banks don't work well with the Paypal
      >>> online payment service, due to incompatible computer systems, lack of
      >>> staff training, etc. The key to getting it working was for Ken to get
      >>> a new bank account at National Bank of Kenya. He then got a Visa
      >>> Electron debit card, linked it to his Paypal account and managed to
      >>> complete the Paypal 'Link and Confirm you card' process, to
      >>> lift/remove the $100 lifetime sending-money limit (for purchases).
      >>>
      >>> For the 'Link and Confirm your card' process, Paypal takes a small
      >>> $1.95 test payment from the bank account via the debit card, with a
      >>> random 4-digit code appearing in the bank statement. Ken got this code
      >>> from his bank, and entered it into the Paypal website to lift/remove
      >>> the $100 limit. He can now buy things from eBay USA and pay by Paypal
      >>> without restriction.
      >>>
      >>> National Bank of Kenya seems quite good, with helpful staff, and they
      >>> offer many ways to get information about your account, such as Mobile
      >>> Phone Banking and Internet Banking.
      >>>
      >>> http://www.national bank.co.ke/
      >>>
      >>> As well as benefiting Ken himself, our experiment also shows it's not
      >>> impossible for other people in Kenya to do the same as Ken, and get
      >>> paypal/ebay working. I'll talk to the other people in our Trading
      >>> email group soon about it (Ken Owino, Samwel, etc). The aims of the
      >>> whole exercise were...
      >>>
      >>> 1) To prove it's possible for people in Africa to use eBay/Paypal, and
      >>>
      >>> 2) To get the knowledge of exactly how to do it, after overcoming any
      >>> problems.
      >>>
      >>> Sneakernet Trial in Kenya
      >>> ------------ --------- ----
      >>> The 3 month Sneakernet Trial in Kenya started recently, and people are
      >>> starting to use it a little. To encourage the users to find more ways
      >>> of using it, I've added a new section to the Worknets page, called
      >>> 'Possible Uses for a Sneakernet', added some ideas of my own and asked
      >>> the users for more ideas.
      >>>
      >>> http://www.worknets .org/wiki. cgi?SneakernetTr ialInKenya
      >>>
      >>> All the best.
      >>>
      >>> Ricardo
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>
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