Orphaned Siblings Creates Rwanda’s Craigslist–Tohoza.com

Orphaned Siblings Creates Rwanda’s Craigslist–Tohoza.com

From CNN

They were orphaned and separated at a young age, victims of the devastating violence that ravaged Rwanda in 1994. But Chance Tubane and her brother Patience Nduwawe were reunited nearly 10 years after the genocide and have now joined forces to help develop their country and link all Rwandans together.

The two siblings have combined their skills in IT and communication to launch Tohoza.com, Rwanda’s top online advertisement platform. Similar to the popular Western website Craigslist, Tohoza is a web-based classified ad directory where Rwandans can post or look for job vacancies as well as buy, sell and rent just about anything — from houses and cars to watches and shoes.

Just two years after its launch, Tohoza is today the third most popular website in Rwanda, with about 9,000 visitors per day.

Written by Teo Kermeliotis and Jessica Ellis/Read more at CNN