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Chapa and Telegram to Drive Financial Inclusion in Ethiopia.


Chapa, the leading payment solution provider in Ethiopia, has partnered with Telegram, one of the world’s most popular messaging apps. This partnership will allow merchants on Telegram to accept payments from their customers without having to leave the app. This is a significant milestone for financial inclusion in Ethiopia, as it will make it easier for people to pay for goods and services online.

Telegram has gained tremendous popularity as a communication platform, surpassing other messenger apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and IMO in Ethiopia. With over 500 million active users globally, Telegram has become a trusted platform for communication. Many businesses in Ethiopia have successfully utilized Telegram channels and groups to sell their products.

By integrating with Telegram’s bot ecosystem, Chapa enables merchants to accept payments within the app, eliminating the need for customers to navigate to external payment platforms. Whether through mobile money, bank transfers, or debit/credit cards, Chapa’s integration offers users the convenience of making instant payments. This partnership revolutionizes e-commerce by enhancing ease and efficiency, benefiting both businesses and consumers.

Israel Goytom, CTO and Co-founder of Chapa expressed his pride in representing Ethiopia as the exclusive Telegram payment provider in Africa. He emphasized that this achievement demonstrates the progress of the emerging fintech sector in Ethiopia and highlights its commitment to driving financial technology advancements within the region.

Bot developers can seamlessly integrate Bot Payments into any e-commerce platform by accessing Telegram’s open platform and available APIs. This integration opens up exciting opportunities for merchants, enabling them to accept payments through any platform powered by a bot.

Chapa’s mission is to empower Ethiopian businesses to expand their reach in the global market, and the partnership with Telegram brings them closer to achieving that goal. This collaboration revolutionizes the interaction between users and businesses, offering a seamless experience that combines messaging and payments.

With Telegram enabling payments within the messaging platform, users can now experience the convenience of ordering products and making payments through a simple chatbot. This transformational experience has endless possibilities. Chapa and Telegram are excited to bring this convenience to Ethiopian users, enhancing their daily lives and unlocking new avenues for growth



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