A loan of $500,000 helps entrepreneurs and internally displaced populations restart their businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.


Interactuar's story

Interactuar is a non-profit microfinance institution located in Medellin, Colombia. Since 1983, Interactuar has been working to create sustainable employment opportunities for communities affected by its armed conflict, geographic exclusion and high unemployment. They offer microfinance, practical vocational courses and business development services to rural and urban micro-entrepreneurs in low-income communities. Kiva's partnership with Interactuar has specifically focused on helping internally displaced people in the rural, post-conflict regions of Colombia develop their businesses and provide for their families. Currently, 15% of Colombia's population has been displaced by the civil war and most do not have access to financial services.

While historically a stable organization, the global pandemic has led to Colombia being under a partial lockdown, with internal movement restrictions and curfews, which has severely impacted Interactuar’s lending operations. This includes a limited ability to disburse loans and receive repayments on the loans they disbursed before the crisis.

Like many businesses around the world, Interactuar is unable to operate normally as a result of the crisis, leading to a need to access flexible working capital. This loan will allow them to help borrowers' businesses recover from the crisis, help low-income, displaced Colombians rebuild lives and integrate into their new communities, and cover operational expenses such as staff salaries.


This loan is special because:

It helps Field Partners withstand negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nicolas Lafaye, Kiva staff

Nicolas Lafaye
Kiva staff



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams






Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.