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Hey diaspora, you can now send airtime to Zim via Techzim – check it out

Little things make a huge difference sometimes. Us (the foolish ones) who stayed in Zimbabwe when others left, we know this to be truth. A ten dollar note sent by a relative in the diaspora can mean salvation from several days of going to bed on an empty tummy. Those in the diaspora understand this quite well, that’s why for the past 3 years remittances into Zim have been increasing year on year to record highs every year.

A single dollar can make a difference too. It can buy tons of airtime for people back home. Techzim (us) has made it easier than ever to spread a much needed smile by sending airtime to loved ones in Zimbabwe. As you perform this kind gesture you also support Techzim and the work we do so yea please go ahead and do the good deed:

Here’s where to send airtime to Zimbabwe via Techzim.

Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge

14 thoughts on “Hey diaspora, you can now send airtime to Zim via Techzim – check it out

  1. This is great. I still have my Zim number on roaming and I need it to have airtime to receive calls. This is good news for me. I infered you are using a rate of 1USD:ZWL500, not bad in my opinion. Will this however not result in recepients opting to be sent cash directly so they use a better street rate?

    1. Hi Geralt

      Thank you very much for the feedback and for “committing” to be our customer. Please let us know your experience when you do try the service out.

      You are right in your assumption on the rate. It’s not as attractive as it could be because the transaction costs are still quite high for us at the moment and then costs after the transaction as well. I do not think this will necessarily dissuade customers given the low value nature of the transaction which would be very expensive to remit as cash. Also, I suspect that senders buying airtime will probably be a transaction outside of what they ordinarily send to relatives as cash or perhaps even groceries

    1. Hi NF. We are currently not looking for a programmer but still please reach out to us on admin[at]

    1. Hi Nkululeko
      Thank you very much for talking to us and for your intention to support us. We will soon have bill payments enabled including home WiFi and ZESA but this is not live yet. Please watch this space in the next few days we will be announcing this as we role out

  2. hi techzim , how did you manage to use the flutterwave api , on the signup page zimbabwe is not on the list of the countries supported…im just curious as a developer

    1. Hi Noob
      It is unfortunate that Zimbabwe is excluded from these solutions because of our crazy economy and the fact that the country is on global watch lists. In fact, this is the reason we cannot offer this service for locally issued USD cards at the moment.
      We had to partner a non Zimbabwean company to be able to get these integrations

    1. Thank you very much Mitch. We appreciate your business and the feedback as well. The response from the Techzim community has been really encouraging, thank you all so very much

    1. Thank you Joe!
      We are working to offer ZOL payments. It’s been really slow though, we hope we will be able to add it soon

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