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Greisy Estela
Greisy is 29 years old, and is married with three children. She lives in the neighborhood of San Fernando in the city of Cartagena, and for the past three years she has offered academic tutoring. She teaches out of her home, and also teaches in the homes of students of low socioeconomic status. She helps them with their school homework and helps to reinforce what the children are learning in school. She has approached the Mario Santo Domingo foundation, seeking her first Kiva loan in order to purchase a computer. For teaching mathematics, she needs to use software that will allow her to develop educational activities that are engaging and interactive.

Greisy, like the well-known philosopher Immanuel Kant, is convinced that "a man is merely what education makes of him." She has always been concerned about teaching children well so that they will be able to continue to learn and be successful in the future. It is for this reason that she wishes to change careers and attain a higher level of education so that she can work as a full-time school teacher. She also wants to have her own home so that she can provide a better life to her family.
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Greisy de 29 años, casada y madre de 3 hijos, reside en el barrio San Fernando de la ciudad de Cartagena y se dedica desde hace 3 años a ofrecer servicios de nivelación académica. Para ello utiliza dos escenarios como lo son la vivienda donde reside y las de señoras de estratos 2, 3 y 4 que la contratan para que a domicilio enseñe, dirija tareas escolares y refuerce lo aprendido en las escuelas de sus hijos. Se ha acercado a la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo para solicitar su primer credikiva con el fin de adquirir un computador ya que para el área de las matemáticas se hace necesario un software que le permita desarrollar actividades a través de juegos lúdicos e interactivos. Greisy, al igual que el conocido filósofo, está convencida de que “el hombre no es más que lo que la educación hace de él”, siempre se ha preocupado por enseñar a los niños con calidad para así lograr buenos resultados en el futuro y en su aprendizaje, es por esto también que desea terminar su carrera para lograr una nivelación superior con la que pueda desempeñarse además como docente en una escuela, de tiempo completo. También quiere tener su casa propia para mejorar su calidad de vida y la de su familia.

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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

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 496
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,967,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,774.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $850 helped Greisy Estela to buy a computer to use as a tool for teaching mathematics to children, to whom she offers tutoring services.
98% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 31, 2012
Listed
Jun 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 17, 2014