How to Fuliza M-Pesa in 4 Steps (With pictures)

Let me show you how to Fuliza Mpesa. Well, Fuliza M-Pesa is an overdraft loan facility launched by Safaricom in partnership with Commercial Bank of Africa.

The loan facility allows you to complete your Mpesa transactions, even if you have zero or insufficient funds in your Mpesa account.

The service was initially intended for the other service offered by the company, such as Lipa Na M-Pesa, Buy Goods via till number, and Pay Bill as well as Send money. But Kenyans being Kenyans, took advantage of it and termed it as Fuliza loan.

How to Fuliza M-Pesa – Steps

How can I borrow Fuliza from Safaricom?

Here is how to activate Fuliza.

  1. Dial *234# on your smartphone – This is the Fuliza Code you need unless they change it.
  2. Select 0 as your first option, “Fuliza M-Pesa.”
  3. Then, select 1 (YES) to get started.
  4. Lastly, select 1(YES) again to accept terms and conditions, and you’re good to go.

How to increase your Fuliza Loan Limit.

If you have been using the fuliza service on a regular basis. Then, it is easy to increase your loan limit by applying this simple technique.

Simply OPT-OUT and OPT-IN again of Fuliza.

But to opt-out of Fuliza, you must have cleared your loan amount.

Now all you need is to do a typical transaction on your Mpesa account as if you had the cash to activate Fuliza. Now, let’s see how to withdraw from Fuliza. Continue reading the post below.

Note: You can Fuliza multiple times before repayment so long as you’re within your Fuliza limit. πŸ˜‰

But first, you need to check your Fuliza M-Pesa limit before you start transacting.

How to Withdraw from Fuliza M-Pesa

Now that you have seen your loan limit and suppose we say that you have less or zero funds on your M-Pesa account. How do you withdraw that Fuliza cash?. πŸ˜›

It is impossible to withdraw from Fuliza πŸ™„ but here is an idea: send that money to your alternative Safaricom line or your friend’s line and ask them to withdraw it for you. That is how to fuliza to another number. Remember, M-Pesa rates and charges apply.

To send the money, go to your M-Pesa menu and do a standard transaction but not withdrawal as if you have enough cash on you. You can also pay for goods and services using Lipa Na Mpesa or till number without panicking.

Important: The best part is that every time you transact using Fuliza M-Pesa, you receive an SMS with the outstanding Fuliza amount. You can use it as many times as possible, provided that is within your overdraft limit.

Fuliza Mpesa Charges

Safaricom charges a 1% access fee and a maintenance fee on the outstanding balance as per the table below. Always remember that standard M-PESA transaction rates apply. More information about Fuliza M-Pesa terms and usage can be found on the Safaricom PLC faqs website.

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0-100 one time fee of Ksh 2 one time fee of Ksh 0
101-500 Ksh 5 per day
501-1000 Ksh 10 per day
1001-1500 Ksh 20 per day
1501-2500 Ksh 35 per day
2501-70000 Ksh 30 per day


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