Romania is the first European country where M-Pesa was launched. Vodafone plans to offer M-Pesa for payments at merchants this year, such as at coffee shops and restaurants in cities, Motca said. In rural areas, the company is interested in partnerships with small stores, he added. Also, the next step would be to extend the partnership with Agroland, a local network of agriculture stores, so that their network also becomes a merchant, Motca said.
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