The straight and clear answer is no. According to PayPal financial regulations Zambia does not allow for receipt of money into a Zambian registered and linked account.
However you can send money through PayPal to other international PayPal users. But their is a special occasion when you can receive money on PayPal while still linked to Zambian account.
Having been an eBay and Amazon customer i regularly buy staff from the online stores and i have had occasions where a refund was requested after not been happy with the purchased product.
The refunded money did hit my Zambian account.
I lost Out Thousands of Kwachas From Online Jobs
I lost out a thousands of kwachas from a couple of jobs done online. At Utester it took me several complaints for not receiving money for the probing software work i did to realize that actually it was not the payee fault.
A similar thing happened at Hivework where now lucrative jobs pay as high as $2.65 which is 32.00 Kwacha for each completed task.
After several years of relaxing and frustration that online jobs were complicated and unfruitful someone emailed me about a small job i could do on my other sports blog Zedsoccer.
I obliged and job done but when it came to payments my preferred was PayPal. Guess what. No money in my account. Finally when i consulted here is what PayPal told me.
Dear Funashi Mwamba,
We appreciate your interest in using PayPal to receive payments online. Allow me to clarify this to you.
The reason why the payment is not going through is because some countries including Zambia are still unable to use certain features such as receiving money.
This service limitation is because of the laws and financial regulation of your country that PayPal had to comply with. Before we began to offer a certain service in various countries, we must make sure that we are fully compliant with local and international financial laws to protect your transactions.
In the meantime, kindly contact the buyer or sender to look for other payment options outside PayPal.
Rest assured that we are constantly working to offer more services in all countries that use PayPal.
We will notify you as soon as receiving money is available in your country.
We are looking forward to improving our service in Zambia. Thank you for choosing PayPal.
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