American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A very small, often short-term loan made to an impoverished entrepreneur, as in an underdeveloped country.
- micro- + loan (Wiktionary)
“He hopes to repay it as soon as possible, only to take out another "microloan" and start diversifying his stock.”
“Win says his microloan will be paid off in a year or two.”
“Working through her church, the retired businesswoman helped Win develop a business plan and provided collateral for him to get a microloan.”
“For more information on joinFITE or the Lend Your Hand campaign, please visit joinFITE.org or take this quiz to activate a microloan for a deserving woman entrepreneur.”
“When a microloan partner lists an entrepreneur, and we lend money to the microloan partner, the entrepreneur gets his or her loan.”
“The funds are paving the way for Community Development Financial Institutions to access roughly $27.5 million in federal microloan programs and other lending capital from the U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture.”
“The average SBA microloan size is $13,000 per business; Bank of America estimates their grant initiative could help roughly 8,000 small and rural businesses.”
“Now a microloan from HoPE is helping her finance her education to become an instructor for one of the beautician courses at HoLD.”
“A crisis of overindebtedness among some clients in Andhra Pradesh, India, political attacks on Mohammad Yunus of Grameen Bank, and academic studies that question the magnitude of microloan impact have all conspired to shake the global microfinance community at its roots.”
“Especially interesting was the growing consensus that microcredit was often most successful when focused on women, as women tend to help their families and then their communities, creating ripple effects that amplified the power of a microloan.”
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