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Noda lives in Arequipa, Peru and has a knitting workshop that she operates from her home. Currently, the workshop is operating out of her kitchen, so the space is very cramped and inconvenient to her and her family who need the kitchen as their living space. Noda believes that having a new room that can be devoted exclusively to knitting will help her workshop’s production by creating a larger and more comfortable working environment for her workers.

Noda is requesting a loan that will enable her to build a new room in her house from which she can better run her workshop. The room will be 4 x 6 meters wide and will be constructed out of drywall. It will have 2 windows to provide proper lighting for her workers. Inside the workshop, she will place the 6 knitting machines she currently owns.

Having this new room will be a big improvement for Noda’s workshop. It will provide greater space, and better lighting for her workers. She also sees the improved space as a possibility to continue growing her workshop. With more space she will eventually be able to buy more machines which will provide additional work to her community.

Noda is hardworking, enthusiastic, and has big dreams to continue growing her workshop; she really appreciates any help she is able to receive.

Additional Information

About Indigenous Designs:

Indigenous Designs is a Northern California based organic and fair trade apparel company that sources from more than 1,500 hand-knitting artisans located primarily in South America.

For nearly 20 years, the organization has created top quality fashion with minimal environmental impact, while enriching communities through the developing world. By supporting organic agriculture, renewable resources, community capital, and eco manufacturing, Indigenous Designs is working to alleviate poverty.


About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 47
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $53,872,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,700 helped Noda to build a new room in her house from which she can run her workshop.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 1, 2014
Apr 22, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: