microcredit

[ mahy-kroh-kred-it ]
/ ˈmaɪ kroʊˌkrɛd ɪt /

noun

the lending of very small amounts of money at low interest, especially to a start-up company or self-employed person.

Nearby words

  1. microcoria,
  2. microcornea,
  3. microcosm,
  4. microcosmic salt,
  5. microcoustic,
  6. microcrystal,
  7. microcrystalline,
  8. microculture,
  9. microcurie,
  10. microcyst

Also called mi·cro·lend·ing [mahy-kroh-len-ding] /ˈmaɪ kroʊˌlɛn dɪŋ/.

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British Dictionary definitions for micro-credit

micro-credit

/ (ˈmaɪkrəʊˌkrɛdɪt) /

noun

the practice of lending small amounts of money on minimal security, esp to help small businesses and communities in the developing world
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