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Obdulia helped support her family with an office job in electronics while her husband worked as a car mechanic. When Obdulia was laid off, she saw an opportunity to combine her office experience with her husband’s automotive skills. Using their savings, they opened Family Auto Repair together in 2007. But their savings were not enough to cover essential tools and advertising, and Obdulia’s application for a bank line of credit was denied, leaving them unable to make key investments in their business.
A $10,000 loan enables Obdulia to build her business because she will be able to pay for the tools they need and advertise Family Auto Repair’s services to the community.

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About United States

  • $54,800
    Average annual income
  • 26
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    United States Loans Fundraising
  • $12,684,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $10,000 helped Obdulia tools, equipment, and advertising.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 28, 2012