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Matilde Ines
Matilde Inés is a graphic designer who lives in Colombia's heroic city of Cartagena. There, in the "Geraldin Photography Studio", she does what she likes best: use Photoshop, restore old photos, design, stamp and mount photos, and do all manner of other things that have to do with the art of professional photography. She arranges photos to make mosaics for high school and university students around graduation time. She also makes ID cards for educational organizations, does printing, etc.

As the mother of two children who are 13 and 10 years old, Matilde has been able to manage her business in order to give her children a high-quality, basic education, so that in the future they can become successful professionals. Everyone in the Daniel Lemaitre neighborhood knows her for her contagious dynamism and for her working style, persistent and disciplined. This is her first loan from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, and with her CrediKiva she will buy photography materials, including photo paper, PVC, design program, ID badge carrying cases, memory card readers, memory cards, tape and other necessary inputs to make her photos into the nicest possible memories for families.

Matilde says that for the past 12 years she has been taking photographs, but only 7 years ago did she acquire the equipment and gear to improve her work through better use of technology. Her main clients are the families who live in and around the neighborhood, as well as educational institutions from all over the city, for whom she makes ID cards, photographic memorabilia, photo printing, really everything that recalls a human being's pleasant or nostalgic moments in life. This is why she always pays close attention to dates of graduation, first Communions, and other social and family reunions that her clients invest in. Her greatest challenge is to buy a flash lighting system and umbrellas to give her photos higher quality; she could also use better printers and laminating machines. Her dream is to be able to travel with her daughters so that they can get to know all of Colombia and realize that their country is one of the most beautiful created by God.
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Matilde Inés es una diseñadora gráfica que vive en la ciudad heroica de Colombia: Cartagena; allí en su “Estudio Fotográfico Geraldin” se dedica a lo que más le gusta, tomar fotografías, hacer fotoshop, restaurar fotografías, diseñar, estampar y hacer montajes y todo lo que tiene que ver con el arte de la fotografía profesional; ella se las arregla para hacerle los mosaicos a estudiantes de colegios y universidades que terminan su fin de año , así mimo trabaja en los carnets de organizaciones educativas, estampados etc.
Como madre de dos niños en las edades de 10 y 13 años, Matilde ha logrado controlar su negocio, precisamente para poder brindarle una educación básica de calidad a sus hijos, para que un futuro se conviertan en profesionales exitosos; por eso todos en el barrio Daniel Lemaitre la conocen por su dinamismo contagioso y por su estilo de trabajadora persistente y disciplinada. Este es su primer financiamiento con la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo y con su credikiva comprará material fotográfico, como lo es el papel, PVC, programa de diseño Pics, Porta carnets, lectores de memoria, tarjetas, cintas e insumos para hacer de sus fotografías los más lindos recuerdos para las familias.
Matilde dice que desde hace 12 años realiza la actividad de fotografiar, pero solo desde hace 7, adquirió equipos y enseres para trabajar mejor y con más tecnología; sus principales clientes son las familias que están ubicado en el barrio donde ella vive y en sus alrededores, pero también son instituciones educativas de toda la ciudad, a quienes les ofrece los servicios de restauración de elaboración de carnets, fotografías del recuerdo, estampado de fotos, en fin todo lo que recuerde gratos o nostálgicos momentos del ser humano, por eso está siempre atenta respecto a las fechas de grados, primeras comuniones , en fin de cuanta reuniones familiar o social se inventen sus clientes. Su mayor desafio es adquirir un equipo de luces-flas y sombrillas, que ofrezcan una excelente calidad en las fotografias, asi como impresoras y laminadoras; Su sueño es poder viajar con sus hijas para que ellas conozcan toda Colombia y reconozcan su pais como uno de los mas bellos paisajes que Dios creò.

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About Fundación Mario Santo Domingo

Fundación Mario Santo Domingo (FMSD) is a non-profit organization in northern Colombia dedicated to developing programs for the country’s poorest communities. In addition to numerous social services, FMSD runs a microfinance program to strengthen micro-businesses in the areas where it works. The organization also offers several non-financial components as part of this program, including training to help entrepreneurs start their own businesses.

About Colombia

  • $6,070
    Average annual income
  • 306
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,782,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,816.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Matilde Ines buy materials for photography, including photo paper, PVC, design program, ID badge carrying case, memory card readers, memory cards, tape and other necessary inputs to make her photos into the nicest possible memories for families.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 20, 2010
Listed
Oct 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jun 15, 2012