Microfinance is the supply of loans and financial services to those who do not have access to typical banking services. Kiva is a non-profit organization working to alleviate poverty by connecting people through microlending. Kiva partners with a worldwide network of local microfinance institutions. In June 2009 Kiva launched a pilot program to begin offering loans in the United States. Microloan USA follows some of the first U.S. entrepreneurs who received those microloans and shows that when it comes to changing people's lives, every dollar counts.
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