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 $1,303,850 $1,388,684,700
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $162,775
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 64
Amount of Paying Back Loans $552,625 $148,798,550
Number of Paying Back Loans 437 195,476
Amount of Ended Loans $751,225 $1,239,723,375
Number of Ended Loans 520 1,602,787
Delinquency Rate 0.49% 12.46%
Amount in Arrears $1,812 $11,581,224
Outstanding Portfolio $303,213 $92,928,825
Number of Loans Delinquent 9 75,038
Default Rate 1.28% 1.75%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $9,602 $21,702,685
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 7 52,581
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.38%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $2 $5,291,386
Refund Rate 0.00% 0.59%
Amount of Refunded Loans $0 $8,230,675
Number of Refunded Loans 0 8,220

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 53.22% 76.51%
Average Loan Size $1,362 $392
Average Individual Loan Size $1,362 $608
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,757
Average number of borrowers per group 0 7.8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $3,800 $5,757
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 35.85% 6.81%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 9.21 days 7.14 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $147.99 $54.94
  Average Loan Term 22.12 months 11.37 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 665 846,748
  Journaling Rate 97.80% 43.40%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.03
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 0.76

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2017 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 31% APR 20.00% PY 26.14% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 7.32% 1.6% -2.30%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 89.00% 12.52%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Maria Braguta
Corina Ciomschi
Sergiu Cozmolici
Tatiana Pavlov