Shah (left)    Mena

Shah (left) Mena

A new microloan program may help San Fernando Valley area small business owners tap into a financing source, after they’ve been turned down by banks and other financial lenders.

Kiva, a San Francisco-based nonprofit, provides microloans of up to $10,000 to businesses through crowd funding: money pooled from individual investors who collectively fund projects and businesses via the Internet...

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