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Microcredit

A form of lending that originated in the 1970s with small loans made to very small enterprises in Bangladesh, called micro-enterprises, with the intention of alleviating high poverty levels. Microfinance institutions (MFIs) issue micro-loans that have higher-than-normal interest rates meant to cover the high costs associated with issuing small loans. Given that the purpose of microcredit is to be a poverty relief mechanism, individuals with low credit scores who lack capital and steady employment are then able to receive loans to develop their enterprises. See: Microfinance

Microcredit

The practice of making loans to extremely poor persons to help them rise from poverty through entrepreneurship. That is, one may make a loan of, say, $25 which gives someone the start-up capital necessary to make something small to sell. Microcredit loans are usually either interest-free or carry interest that does not compound. Additionally they offer flexible repayment plans; generally one is asked to pay anything one can so long as one pays something. Microcredit is most common in the developing world; it started in Bangladesh in the 1970s. See also: Grameen Bank, Mohammed Yunus.
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(10.) Grameen Communications, "Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Poverty Through Micro-credit" (2002), www.
''Of the estimated 12,000-13,000 people to receive training, 10,000 will be involved in construction and related activities, 1,500-2,000 in income-generating activities and micro-credit eligibility, and 1,500-2,000 in nutrition and child care,'' Iwasaki said.
Should she receive another micro-credit for her bakery, she knows exactly what she will do with the money.
These problems can be overcome at the local level, but expanding beyond the initial locale has proven difficult for those who have attempted to institute micro-credit programs in developing countries.
Having entered China's micro-credit market in 2008, FFH established four micro-credit companies under the brand FC by the end of 2017.
Micro-credit constituted 85 percent of the total advances of the lender.
In addition to micro-credit, a support service is available to give each project promoter an opportunity to reinforce his/her knowledge and increase his/he performance in entrepreneurship.
Des micro-entrepreneurs dans des zones isolees et defavorisees pourront desormais acceder au micro-credit plus facilement grace a trois guichets mobiles que Endatamweel met en service en janvier dans les gouvernorats de Jendouba, Mahdia et Nabeul.
As many as 52 NBFC-MFIs granted permitted by RBI and members of Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN), offered micro-credit of Rs.15,986 crore, marking an increase of 70 % over the previous quarter figure of Rs.9,399 crore.
Une convention a ete signee, hier, a Alger entre l'Agence nationale de gestion du micro-credit (Angem) et la Federation algerienne des handicapes moteurs (FAHM) a l'occasion du Salon national de la micro-activite.