Kukasoko (Burundi’s online marketplace) Bridging the gap between buyers and sellers in Burundi
With over 12,200 companies created in the last 5 years, Burundi is a fast growing market. Unfortunately, the online market is not being exploited. Around 54% of Burundians use mobile phones and 800,000 access internet and the number is still growing.
Kukasoko was launched with the aim to bridge the gap between buyers and sellers and expose young small business owners to a larger online market. In a period of 8 months, the website has reached over 18,500 views, published more than 600 products that have a value of more than $1.6 million and have reached more than 500 downloads on google play store. Our Facebook platform has reached more than 5200 followers with more than 280,000 posts reaches.
Our pilot launch proved how potentially big the market is.