microcredit

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mi·cro·cred·it

 (mī′krō-krĕd′ĭt)
n.
The business or policy of making microloans to impoverished entrepreneurs. Also called microlending.
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microcredit

[ˈmaɪkrəʊˌkredɪt] Nmicrocrédito m
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Ten years ago in a cramped apartment at Stanford University, Jessica Jackley and her partner launched Kiva, the first online micro-lending platform for the working poor.
As part of the partnership, OMD UAE and Pi Slice have launched a 'lending page' to promote micro-lending opportunities to its stakeholders and the wider community.
The development of micro-lending as a sub-sector of the financial sector is to be expected as a natural step in the evolution of local finance and the DBN wants to play its pivotal role in that regard.
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As part of the partnership, du and Pi Slice have launched a 'lending page' to encourage the wider community towards micro-lending.
We cater to SMEs and micro-businesses and in fact were the first bank to initiate micro-lending in Lebanon back in 1999," he says, differentiating microcredit from small consumer loans by its purpose.