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Definition of the noun Microfinance

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  1. [finance] Finance that is provided to unemployed or low-income people or groups


"Microfinance": A book about microfinancing.


Microfinance is a source of financial services for entrepreneurs and small businesses lacking access to banking and related services. The two main mechanisms for the delivery of financial services to such clients are: relationship-based banking for individual entrepreneurs and small businesses; and group-based models, where several entrepreneurs come together to apply for loans and other services as a group.

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Google previewCrowd funding

For some, microfinance is a movement whose object is "a world in which as many poor and near-poor households as possible have permanent access to an appropriate range of high quality financial services, including not just credit but also ...

Google previewWomen Empowerment Through Capacity Building (2009)

The Role of Microfinance

Thus microfinance refers to the entire range of financial and non-financial services, including skill upgradation and entrepreneurship development,

Google previewSmall Money Big Impact (2017)

Fighting Poverty with Microfinance by Peter A. Fanconi, Patrick Scheurle

Beyond all this, microfinance is an attractive investment class for investors with a double bottom line: it successfully combines profitability and social...

Microfinance is a combination of conventional and philanthropic forms of investment.

Google previewHandbook on Development Policy and Management (2002)

by Colin H. Kirkpatrick, Ron Clarke, Charles Polidano

Microfinance is a bit of a catch-all term. Very broadly it refers to the provision of financial products targeted at low-income groups. These financial services include credit, savings and insurance products. A series of neologisms has emerged ...

Google previewInternational Agricultural Development (1998)

by Carl K. Eicher, John M. Staatz

Microfinance refers to small-scale financial services for both credit and deposits that are provided to people who farm or fish or herd; operate small or mi- croenterprises where goods are produced, recycled, repaired, or traded; perform ...

Google previewThe Garbage Crisis (2013)

A Global Challenge for Engineers by Randika Jayasinghe, Usman Mushtaq, Toni Alyce Smythe

Microfinance is an excellent source of funding for small sums, particularly to support the purchase of equipment which can be held as collateral until the loan is paid off. The loans can act as a good incentive for motivation of local partners, ...

Google previewMillennium development goals (2009)

INTRODUCTION Microfinance refers to the provision of financial services to the poor or low income clients including consumers and self-employed. More broadly , it refers to a movement that envisions a world in which as many poor and near ...

Google previewIslam and Development (2014)

Exploring the Invisible Aid Economy by Dr David Tittensor, Professor Matthew Clarke

Microfinance is a development strategy to enhance financial inclusion. It is designed ...

Google previewTechnology for Education and Learning (2012)

by Honghua Tan

Introduction Rural microfinance is a special type of loan that financial institutions provide for peasants in a certain period of time and with certain amount and is vouched with personal credit. Rural microfinance needs no pledge and is based ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Sustainable Tourism (2015)

by Carl I Cater, Brian Garrod, Tiffany Low

Microfinance. Refers to the provision of credit through loaning small amounts of money, usually USD$100–500, to small enterprises in agriculture, distribution, crafts, trading and similar activities. While the notion of lending and borrowing and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Media and Politics (2013)

by Kerric Harvey

Microfinance. Initiatives. The creation and circulation of community-based monetary and credit relations is the essence of any financial transaction, either in a local neighborhood or in the international community of nations. In other words, all ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of New Venture Management (2012)

by Matthew R. Marvel

Microfinance is the collective term used ...

Google previewDictionary of Corporate Social Responsibility (2015)

CSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance by Samuel O. Idowu, Nicholas Capaldi, Matthias S. Fifka, Liangrong Zu, René Schmidpeter

Tassilo Schuster The term “Microfinance” refers to a range of financial services including loans, mortgages, savings, insurance, and money transfers that is provided to poor and low-income clients who were previously excluded from formal ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Paraguay (2015)

by R. Andrew Nickson

in Paraguay that developed the first microfinance program for poverty reduction in the country. It was founded in 1985 by a group of businessmen led by Martin Burt. Itseeks to develop ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Benin (2013)

by Mathurin C. Houngnikpo, Samuel Decalo

Commercial activities in microfinance ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Of The Global Economy A Guide For Students And Researchers (2006)

by David E. O connor

Microfinance institutions (MFIs) are organizations that provide a range of financial services to the poor, mainly in the developing world. MFIs accept savers' deposits , extend loans, transfer money, and sell insurance to clients. The MFI's most ...

Google previewDictionary and Introduction to Global Environmental Governance (2013)

by Richard A Meganck, Richard E Saunier

See 'Microfinance,' 'Grameen banking.' Microfauna – That part of an animal population too small to be clearly distinguishable without the use of a microscope , including protozoan and nematodes. (USEPA) MicrofinanceMicrofinance ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Human Geography (2013)

by Alisdair Rogers, Noel Castree, Rob Kitchin

microfinance A term for financial services aimed at very lowincome individuals and communities who would be otherwise excluded from banking, savings, and credit arrangements. A common form is microcredit, based on poor people pooling ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Business in Today's World (2009)

by Charles Wankel

Microfinance Institution Micro-Multinational Microsoft Middle ...

Google previewBachiesichang Dictionary of English Errors (2013)

by King Sulleyman D. Bachiesichang

All microfinance institutions are hereby recalled that failure to comply with the Central Bank's regulations before the deadline would have to wind up. All microfinance institutions are hereby reminded that failure to comply with the Central ...

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Small photo of Microfinance written on a notebook. Business concept.Small photo of BELGRADE, SERBIA - APRIL 29, 2018: Logo of Opportunity Bank on their local headquarters for Serbia. Opportunity International is an NGo specialized in micro loans and microfinanceSmall photo of KIGALI,RWANDA - NOVEMBER 01,2017: Remera This are the Zigama CSS headquarters in KG 178 Street.It's an African microfinance bank.Remera is mostly a business place with many banks and shops.Small photo of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. - April 10.2017. Microfinance organization Mig Credit Loans for any purpose on Bolshaya Pokrovskaya street 93Small photo of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. - February 18.2016. The microfinance organization Money on Zvezdinka street.Small photo of SAMARA, RUSSIA - JUNE 12, 2015: A sign on the facade of the microfinance organisation. Text in russian: Money hereSmall photo of VELIKY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA - MARCH 24, 2016. RosDengi company logo on the building facade. RosDengi is a federal microfinance company specializing in short-term loans to individuals. More...

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Scrabble value of M3I1C3R1O1F4I1N1A1N1C3E1

The value of this 12-letter word is 21 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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