Pilot shop

Moses Lagat

Nairobi, Kenya

100% paid forward

Entrepreneur

Name

Moses Lagat

Member since

August 2018

On-time repayments

46 installments  •  74%

About Me

Hello.Im an aviation enthusiast and currently a student pilot.I have always loved to do business also as part time venture whenever possible.I order aviation accessories such as aircraft models for decor ,brand coffee mugs with aviation touch,clothings branded with aviation pictures and many more,i resale them with a profit.Currently i deal with small scale and i market the commodities amongst a few people but i have anticipated a tremendous growth in demand from many other people in the airport and online marketing in jiji.co.ke, through friendship referrals but i lack the capital to inject into the business and make it the dream business i think of.I stock commodities at home and deliver my orders within Nairobi ,i also send as packages to other parts of the country.I would like to grow and open a shop in Nairobi.In the future i would like to own a branding machine which will make items readily available on demand instead of using a third party which causes delays and reduction in net profits.I also intend to grow my business and make it a big pilot shop where we sell not only do small scale sales but also do wholesale supply of items such as;small decor items aviation attire ,navigation aid gadgets ,maps and aviation study materials.I really appreciate each and everyone's support and commit to support other entrepreneurs to grow too.Be blessed!

My Business

My pilot shop business sells aviation-related products and services to pilots and aviation enthusiasts. These products include aviation headsets, navigation tools, and flight bags, among others.

To generate profits, i use a combination of different strategies. One way is that i offer a variety of products at competitive prices, attracting a large customer base. Another way is providing excellent customer service, building loyalty and repeat business. Additionally, i offer services such as pilot training related consultations and aircraft rental connections for recreational purposes, generating revenue through those channels as well.

Overall, the key to generating profits in my pilot shop business is to offer a diverse range of high-quality products and services, and to provide exceptional customer service. My first capital was from my savings.

Project Proposal

The funds will be very useful in doing two things of priority for now.First,it will help in adding particular stock,branded aviation apparels that is now selling fast.I consider also buying a bigger branding machine for that job.The other uses are ;expanding my online marketing platform to gain more customers.Since i started running my business from home,i can now see its full potential coming alive.The next move of which is not a priority for now is to invest in a delivery bike/scooter since i don't foresee renting a shop for this business in the near future.Many customers are also coming in not only from Nairobi but countrywide.All these growth is made posibble because of the Zidisha family which has provided the reliable,affordable funds which has a positive credit growth and this gives hope for small businesses like mine which have big visions for the future.

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Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount

$102.00

Date disbursed

Nov 4, 2023

Backers

JH

Joseph Hwang

Houston, United States

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  • Moses Lagat    Feb 22, 2024

    I would like to thank all the Zidisha family members for your continued support.Your support through nice words of encouragement and the finance is highly appreciated.The raised money will go a long way to bring a big difference in my business ,this will enable me pay my creditors since i had taken my stock on credit.This platform has shown me love and the importance of togetherness,i am a proud Zidisha family member and i pledge to support others now and in my sucess !

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  • Mirriam Mbulo    Feb 20, 2024

    Grow your business Moses.

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  • Blessings Nyirenda    Feb 19, 2024

    Good luck in your business.

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  • Priscovia Mengo    Feb 18, 2024

    Wishes you the best of luck Moses

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  • Raymond Mvuria    Feb 16, 2024

    Keep up the good work Moses

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  • Moses Lagat    Feb 8, 2024

    My business is doing great and i can confidently say i have started to make some profits.I stocked enough and i am planning to add more specific stock.Thank you very much for your help zidisha family!

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  • Moses Lagat    Dec 28, 2023

    Hi Zidisha family.I am writing this to say a big thank you for your continued support.The dreams are becoming a reality courtesy of all of you.My pilot shop will keep growing at its own pace without too much worry of expensive loans.I now intend to stock more aviation branded cups and other similar accessories ,uniforms ,safety wears like reflectors amand ear muffs and finally books since its a new year soon and new aviation enthusiasts will start joining flight schools and will need notes to study.Thanks alot for your support now and in the future.Let us grow successfully together as one!

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  • Moses Lagat    Dec 15, 2023

    My pilot shop is growing tremendously ,getting new customers regularly and can now easily project for what common tems to stock ,all these is powered by the help of Zidisha funders ,thanks big time for making everyone's dreams of running affordable business happen!

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  • Moses Lagat    Nov 4, 2023

    Hi ,i really thank you for your financial support,this really means alot to my business,now i am confident that the future of my business is promising with your help.I plan to increase my stock and enhance my deliveries since i operate my business from home and its more viable that ever before.

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  • Moses Lagat    Nov 3, 2023

    My business is growing steadily.Since i started working from home i can now comfortably add my stock and not worry about extra rental costs.The profit margin is growing by day.All these are made possible because of your support as Zidisha family,thanks alot!

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  • Moses Lagat    Sep 15, 2023

    Thanks alot for the support and togetherness we have as Zidisha family.It's great to have a platform where we all aspire to succeed businesswise and yet share the small available funds to make everyones dream a reality.The future is great not just for me but for many other Zidisha active ,dormant and aspiring family members.Everything is possible with patience and determination!

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  • Moses Lagat    Sep 15, 2023

    I keep growng becausevof your support ,the funds really go a long way to help motivate that the future will be greater than today.I'm grateful for this platform where we benefit mutually and grow business wise without too much stress.Let's keep on doing it even better!

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  • Moses Lagat    Jul 28, 2023

    Thank you very much for your support.With your financial help ,i will be able to brand more mugs and aviation accessories ,i will also increase my stock of books whovh are in high demand oflate.My intention is also to start social media marketing in order to improve the my clientelle base.The other thing is to enhance mu delivery to customers within Nairobi

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  • Moses Lagat    Jul 28, 2023

    My project is doing well ,there is more stability in sales and more potential customers are making inquiries,i stocked enough stock and im certain the sales will be consistent .Thank you for your support

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  • Moses Lagat    Jun 28, 2023

    I sold most goods on credit and will get the payment soon

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  • Moses Lagat    Jun 2, 2023

    Thank you everyone for your support,the money i get from this platform makes a big difference in my business ,it supports my stock and sustains other expenses,i am truing hard to grow my market and gladly the delayed stockbfrom the suppliers finally arrived a few days ago so its all about sales now.Thank you again!

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  • Moses Lagat    May 25, 2023

    I have had a slow sale for the past two weeks.Most customers request the pfoducts that are still in transit from the supplier hence had ti put the orders on standby

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  • Moses Lagat    May 1, 2023

    I intend to buy more aviation branded clothing and mugs,i also intend to stock more books(Avex study notes) since the demand has increased of late after i received a tender to supply to a few flying schools .This will help me boost my profit margins tremendously.Thank you everyone for making my project become a reality day by day,be blessed!

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  • Moses Lagat    Apr 30, 2023

    I am so thankful for all those who support my business and it's because of you that i can see it grow by day!

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