noun mi·cro·lend·ing \¦mī-krō-¦len-diŋ\

Definition of microlending

  1. :  the lending of money in small amounts to impoverished individuals and groups who are unable to obtain loans from mainstream banks


\¦mī-krō-¦len-dər\ play noun, plural


Many microlenders follow up the first loan with others, trying to ensure that women can grow their businesses as their skills improve. — Peggy O'Riley, Ms., June/July 1999

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