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Interactuar is a non-profit institution offering microfinance, practical vocational courses and business development services to rural and urban micro-entrepreneurs in low-income communities in Colombia. Since 1983, they have been working to create sustainable employment opportunities for communities affected by its armed conflict, geographic exclusion and high unemployment. 

Interactuar's services target low-income microentrepreneurs to assist them in starting a business and/or growing the efficiency and competitiveness of their existing micro-business.

Unique Lending Approach:

Interactuar´s loans are offered to low-income aspiring or existing micro-entrepreneurs who don´t have access to normal streams of financing due to lack of credit history, collateral or rural/geographic exclusion. Interactuar goes to urban areas and remote towns that otherwise would not have access to financing.

Borrowers also have access to Interactuar´s full suite of business development services and vocational courses meant to prepare clients with practical experience.  This is an especially unique suite of services as bottom of the pyramid business owners do not usually have access to these kind of consulting services.

All of these services are designed to provide small business owners with holistic support in order to help generate sustainable businesses for low-income communities in Colombia. 

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Dec 16, 2010 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $11,109,575 $948,590,975
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $375,825
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 261
Amount of Paying Back Loans $2,274,450 $141,979,900
Number of Paying Back Loans 4,067 175,166
Amount of Ended Loans $8,835,125 $806,235,250
Number of Ended Loans 12,460 1,011,122
Delinquency Rate 2.32% 8.10%
Amount in Arrears $32,970 $7,468,353
Outstanding Portfolio $1,423,379 $92,214,717
Number of Loans Delinquent 184 18,720
Default Rate 6.41% 1.40%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $566,707 $11,312,347
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 1,582 32,567
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 4.24% 0.46%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $471,218 $4,326,176
Refund Rate 0.38% 0.62%
Amount of Refunded Loans $42,250 $5,911,700
Number of Refunded Loans 44 5,950

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 58.07% 75.25%
Average Loan Size $673 $400
Average Individual Loan Size $673 $632
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,765
Average number of borrowers per group 0 7.7
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $11,100 $5,889
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 6.06% 6.79%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 14.53 days 6.92 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $46.32 $57.76
  Average Loan Term 17.33 months 11.11 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 10,193 494,507
  Journaling Rate 81.38% 41.49%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.05
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 1.18

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2014 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 31% PY 32.00% PY 26.05% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 5.16% 5.1% -0.82%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) 24.90% 23.00% 17.16%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Fredy Santiago Betancur Marín
Lina María Giraldo Mira
Santiago Jaramillo Santamaría
Juan Carlos Palacio Velasquez
Andrés Felipe Ramírez Moncada