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Alicia is a co-founder of the Manuela Ramos Movement, a feminist organization whose goal is to attain conditions of equality amongst women and men, as well as a plural and democratic society where human rights and social justice prevail. She would like to invest in quality yarns for the group's alpaca wool and alpaca blend fashion accessories.

Alicia has been working with NOVICA since 2008. This is the story of the group she helped found:

The Manuela Ramos Movement came to life in Peru in 1978. The group contributes to the development and strengthening of women's skills and abilities with a view to promoting and exercising their civil and human rights. The group uses ancestral techniques in the creation of a broad range of hand-knitted and crocheted alpaca accessories.

Says Alicia, "Many thanks for funding this microcredit. We'd like to create a new collection of designs that you'll feel proud to wear, and we want to feel satisfied with the results. May God bless you!"

Use the link below to view Alicia and the Movement's works on the NOVICA site:

Additional Information

Important information about Novica

Novica is an e-commerce website that allows artisans around the world to sell unique, high-quality goods directly to consumers. It also offers small loans to help artisans in the developing world start and grow their businesses. It’s possible to buy goods created by the artisans you help fund on the Novica website.

Repayments on Novica loans are tied to artisan revenue. This means that if an artisan has a good month, they will pay back more -- or less during slower months. To accommodate this, all repayments on this loan are due at the end of the loan term. Any repayments received before this deadline will be considered pre-payments, but will still be distributed to lenders as usual.

Because Novica is not a microfinance institution, Kiva’s risk rating system is not applicable. Kiva has conducted onsite due diligence, and Kiva’s Investment Committee approved the organization as a partner. Novica offers artisans loans at 0% interest.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 116
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,994,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Alicia to purchase yarn in bulk for use in the knitting of alpaca accessories.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 30, 2012
Jul 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012