Partner description:

Smart Credit is a small microfinance organization with headquarters in Ungheni City that serves the rural population in the Ungheni region of Moldova. They seek to provide affordable loans to these populations and also act as an insurance agent for health, auto and accident insurance.


Almost 17 percent of the population in Moldova lives below the national poverty line. Due to devaluation of the Moldovan Leu, local financing is increasingly expensive, so Kiva funding helps Smart Credit provide more affordable loans to rural populations.


A unique lending approach:

Smart Credit offers loans that encompasss a wide variety of industries and purposes including new businesses, consumer goods, agricultural resources and home improvement. These loans allow both growth in income-generating activities, as well as improvement to living conditions.

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Jul 7, 2015 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $409,600 $974,373,275
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $467,200
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 226
Amount of Paying Back Loans $325,825 $146,999,875
Number of Paying Back Loans 187 183,418
Amount of Ended Loans $83,775 $826,906,200
Number of Ended Loans 48 1,039,590
Delinquency Rate 0.73% 8.26%
Amount in Arrears $1,405 $7,890,178
Outstanding Portfolio $192,118 $95,554,586
Number of Loans Delinquent 4 20,311
Default Rate 0.00% 1.39%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $11,517,049
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 33,034
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.45%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $4,428,499
Refund Rate 0.00% 0.61%
Amount of Refunded Loans $0 $5,967,400
Number of Refunded Loans 0 5,984

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 53.56% 75.40%
Average Loan Size $1,743 $399
Average Individual Loan Size $1,743 $629
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,759
Average number of borrowers per group 0 7.7
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $3,800 $5,874
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 45.87% 6.79%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 5.1 days 6.9 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $341.75 $57.75
  Average Loan Term 23.9 months 11.13 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 65 509,005
  Journaling Rate 100.00% 41.50%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.05
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 1.16

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2015 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 33% APR 20.00% PY 26.13% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 11.31% 1.6% -1.72%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 89.00% 16.65%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Sergiu Cozmolici
Ion Dobinda
Tatiana Pavlov