Expansion of my camping tent business

Moses Kuya

Nairobi, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Moses Kuya

Location

Nairobi, Kenya

On-time repayments

184 weekly installments  •  47%

About Me

My name Moses and am so crazy about the outdoors, camping and adventure. I was born in Kisumu but lived most of my life in Nairobi. I schooled at Highway secondary school. Then pursued a diploma in Electrical Engineering at the Kenya polytechnic.
During my primary and high school years i had this great desire to go for camping but my parents could not afford to pay for any of these trips whether by school or church. The desire for camping was so great that i looked for every opportunity to go for a free camp through joining the scouts and st. Johns ambulance clubs in high school.After college i started volunteering to help at kids camps at the scripture union of Kenya and later trained as a team building facilitator through Young Life USA. This equipped me with the necessary knowledge to be able to plan and facilitate group camps to finer details.
With this knowledge at hand i venture out to start my own events management company. I facilitate Team building as well as organize and facilitate low budget affordable group camps for kids and youths from different institutions.

Kenyans are becoming more and more interested in spend their holidays on a camping trip and hence a high demand for camping Equipment. I believe that I am strategically placed to meet this emerging need.
I am married with two kids.
To sum it up, my hobby actually ended up becoming my carrier.

My Business

I am an events manager, i facilitate Team building for corporates and run group camps for various institutions. I also hire out camping equipment such as Tents, sleeping bags, cutlery and camping activities equipment .
Kenya is a fast growing economy .This mean more investors, companies and job opportunities. As this happens , it open more opportunities for companies to include team building as part of their day to day running. For this , they need competent team building facilitators which i 100% believe i am.
I chose to venture in this business since it first of all give me satisfaction, secondly i get to meet peoples need and help them come up with applicable solutions and lastly it brings food to my table.
A team-building session will give me an income of between $100 to $ 1500 per day depending on the size of the group that i am facilitating.While for the camping tents, i charge $ 2 per person per day .
At the moment my business is still picking up and i cant afford to have full time employees.I normally hire casual laborer who i pay from the profits. I also use the profit to support my family and keep my kids in school.
A part from this a large amount of my profits go to towards Education and provision of basic needs for orphans at Green Village Hope Children’s Home ,a children’s orphanage that helped found and direct. It is based in western Kenya. Feel free to visit our website www.greenvillagehope.org or search us on Facebook. This is home to 24 orphans and vulnerable Children. Right now we are constructing a boys dormitory and community early childhood education school.
My ultimate goals is investing in a property for my own campsite.

Loan Proposal

I am currently engaging a local company to outsource and import for me camping tents . i intend to buy from the at 75% of the retail price and resell them to my clients. I shall also continue renting some out for camping.I have had a number of my clients preferring to buy tent as opposed to renting them. To increase my profitability i have decided to venture in this area also. Each tent resell with make me a profit of $10 to $50 depending on the capacity.
This will help me have more stock and profits

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  • melissapmeier    Feb 14, 2017

    Hi Moses,
    I will be happy to lend to you again! Thank you for your updates and photos!

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    • Moses Kuya    Feb 15, 2017

      Hi Melissa,
      Thank you for your continuous support . God bless you!

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  • Emma    Oct 8, 2016

    First leant to Moses back in January... What an absolute breath of fresh air :-)

    I love how solid your value's seem to be, and the extent you build a life in line with them :-) You really have your head screwed on, & seem to care about the things that really matter...

    Great communicator, giving back to those who need it, & the business in general is surely making people smile on a daily basis...

    Will happily lend to Moses for as long as he's posting loans (except when others beat me to it haha, generally funded pretty quickly which is great).

    Really glad you're on Zidisha Moses... makes me smile being even a small part in you & your business. Keep on spreading that good stuff :-) We need more people like you not only on here, but just walking the planet in general haha. Good luck with everything, Emma.

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    • Moses Kuya    Oct 10, 2016

      Thanks Emma for your very very encouraging words and believing in me and my dreams .I am exceedingly overjoyed that you are a support pillar in helping me achieve my dreams.

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    • Moses Kuya    May 17, 2018

      Thanks Emma for funding me once again!

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  • KM    Oct 5, 2016

    Thanks for repaying your loan (again!) and I look forward to learning of your next plans!

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    • Moses Kuya    Oct 6, 2016

      THanks I will keep in communication about my next camp. I am soon taking some kids for an adventure camp.Its a rites of passage camp.

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  • Daniel Hammarberg    Oct 5, 2016

    You got to love this guy. This is what Zidisha is all about!

    Trustworthy and serious borrower. I give my full recommendations.

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  • Stephan W    Sep 27, 2016

    Loan repaid in full. AAA

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  • KM    May 30, 2016

    +++

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    • Moses Kuya    Jun 1, 2016

      I am just trying to interpret sign language (lol) "Positive 3times"

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    • Moses Kuya    Oct 8, 2016

      Thanks KM just seen you have funded my loan, Thanks for choosing to support me again. Goodday

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  • Kramy    Feb 22, 2016

    He's quite the entrepreneur! I love all the photos and stories that he posts. His communication skills are top notch. So far he's managed his debt well and paid it off quicker than expected, when there's opportunity to.

    There's something about him that a lot of other borrowers here don't have. I suspect he'll go far in life. You can't go wrong working towards your dream, and he works hard toward his.

    Good luck, Moses!

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  • melissapmeier    Feb 22, 2016

    Thank you for your prompt repayments. I will be looking for your next loan request; I am happy to lend to you again!

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    • Moses Kuya    Jun 1, 2016

      Mellisa just posted a new loan application !

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      • Moses Kuya    Oct 8, 2016

        Thanks melissa Just seen you have chosen to be a blessing to me again. Thanks for the patience and support.

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  • Paul    Dec 18, 2015

    Was happy to make two loans to Moses, no worries with this borrower, will lend to again.

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    • Moses Kuya    Dec 19, 2015

      Thank Paul for having faith in me and your generosity. I am not where i want to be but with the help of people like you i am not where i used to be my business has really grown.

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      • Moses Kuya    Jun 2, 2016

        Hi Paul , Thanks for your earlier support . Just wanted to inform you i posted a new loan request

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$745.36

Date disbursed

Jul 1, 2019

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

5 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: 5% of $745.36 = $33.50

Credit risk payment: $167.53

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