Woman pilot remembers her hustle: 'God saw my hustle and blessed me'

Woman pilot remembers her hustle: 'God saw my hustle and blessed me'

- Tumi Katisi is a young pilot from Soweto

- She shared how she struggled to get sponsorship for her training

- She urged other aspiring pilots not to give up

PAY ATTENTION: Click "See first" under the "Following" tab to see Briefly News on your newsfeed!

A young South African pilot has recalled how she struggled immensely to get sponsors to fund her training.

26-year-old Tumi Katisi, from Pimville in Soweto, wrote on Twitter that she applied for over 100 training sponsors.

Out of these, only two companies responded positively and one eventually awarded her R80,000, Briefly.co.za learned.

Tumi added that she almost got arrested while trying to raise funds to pursue her dreams in aviation. Luckily, she said it all came together:

God saw my hustle and blessed me with four other sponsors. Just wanted to share this with anyone who feels like giving up.

READ ALSO: Meet Emmanuel Ilori, ex-security guard who rose to obtain a PhD

In a recent interview with sci4ubuntu.co.za, Tumi said she first became fascinated with flying at a school career fair in 2008. Since then, she hasn't looked back.

Her tweet has inspired hundreds of tweeps, racking up over 100 retweets and 300 likes so far. Some thanked her for sharing her story.

One tweep shared how she's trying to raise funds for her son as well.

READ ALSO: DJ Zinhle and Pearl Thusi share a teary story of #BehindTheStory

Watch a satirical guide on how to be an African president in the video below from our Briefly - South Africa YouTube channel.

Do you have a story to share with us? Inbox us on our Facebook page and we could feature your story.

To stay up to date with the latest news, download our news app on Google Play or iTunes today.

Source: Briefly.co.za

Related news
Video shows woman immobilising robber with her jiu-jitsu moves

Video shows woman immobilising robber with her jiu-jitsu moves

Video shows woman immobilising robber with her jiu-jitsu moves
Briefly.co.za
Mailfire view pixel