marketplace in eastern europe

The Need

With a complex history of governmental rule, Moldova is the poorest nation in Europe. The economy remains vulnerable due to corruption, political uncertainty and their dependence upon importing energy resources from Russia and Ukraine. Many adults are finding better-paying jobs in surrounding nations and leaving their children either with relatives/friends or to raise themselves. These abandoned kids are at-risk for sex trafficking and drug use. Moldova has no official state religion and there is a general disinterest towards it.

Moldova At A Glance

Climate Continental climate

Current Temp: 37°




75.6% christian




Eastern Europe

Moldova Information


Summer months are warm, but comfortable with average high temperatures around 82°. Winter in Moldova is moderate, with an average temperature around 29°. In spring, the first mild or warm days can be followed by sudden drops in temperature, with possible snowfalls, especially in March and early April. (


9.6% * Moldova is the poorest country in Europe


3% of total labor force

Human Development Index:
Compares health/life expectancy, education and per capita income to measure a country’s average achievement in terms of human development.



$1 USD = 18.30 Moldovan Leu (MDL)


Moldovans make up the majority of the population, however about 15% of the population is comprised of Ukrainians and Russians. When Moldova was part of the Soviet Union that percentage was higher; the early 90’s saw a significant increase in emigration.


Moldova is one of the poorest countries in Europe. Its economy relied heavily on its agriculture sector (fruits, veggies, wine, wheat, tobacco). In view of the long-term, Moldova’s economy remains vulnerable due to corruption, political uncertainty, and their dependence upon importing energy resources from Russia and Ukraine.


Our partner

Our ministry partners are well-respected in their communities, known for their passion for discipling youth/young adults, caring for young families, creating programs for at-risk children & youth, and sharing the gospel. As it is common for one or both parents to have employment outside of Moldova, the church hopes to provide opportunities and invest in children who may otherwise miss out. Through programs like sports camps, skills training, Bible studies and food distribution they are able to reach families and disciple youth and young adults.


Trips to Moldova

We do not have any trips planned to Moldova currently. If you have a team that is interested in serving with our partners, please fill out the box below and we will be in contact with you!

Moldova Inquiry Form

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