Microcredit


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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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Relatedly, the purpose of this study is to describe the upper Sindh's women participants' perceptions and experiences about their empowerment and well-being with microcredit programs.
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The goal will also be to increase the volume of microcredit loans from the current 731 million to 1,175 million Tunisian Dinars, with 600 million earmarked for women.
In this context, a factor that has gained prominence in discussions is female participation in microcredit programs.
Modern microcredit as a tool of economic and social development emerged in rural Bangladesh and worldwide through the pioneer organization the Grameen Bank, established in the 1970s.
Keywords: Microfinance, Microcredit, Grameen Bank, Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC), Sustainable Development, Poverty Alleviation
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In this reality, the financial support provided by microcredit constitutes a promotion of small-scale entrepreneurship as a means to mitigat poverty, by allowing the more needy groups to have access to fomentation services (Barone & Sader, 2008).
Positive impact of microcredit on poverty reduction and equitable economic growth is well documented by a number of studies, some of which have been reviewed in the next section.