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microcredit

[mahy-kroh-kred-it] /ˈmaɪ kroʊˌkrɛd ɪt/
noun
1.
the lending of very small amounts of money at low interest, especially to a start-up company or self-employed person.
Also called microlending [mahy-kroh-len-ding] /ˈmaɪ kroʊˌlɛn dɪŋ/ (Show IPA).
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British Dictionary definitions for micro-credit

micro-credit

/ˈmaɪkrəʊˌkrɛdɪt/
noun
1.
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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