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

the lending of very small amounts of money at low interest, especially to a start-up company or self-employed person.
the practice of lending small amounts of money on minimal security, esp to help small businesses and communities in the developing world

See microfinance


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