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Total loan: $8,500
Casco, ME, United States / Services
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Navid's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped a mobile auto repair service in southern Maine purchase improved equipment and market efficiently.
I am originally from Sari, Iran. I left Iran in 2007 because I am a Baha’i – a highly persecuted religious minority in Iran. For Baha’is in Iran, we are not allowed to pursue higher education and many times businesses owned by Baha’is are shut down by the government. So I left for Turkey where I waited for 2 years before I came to the United States. When I arrived in 2009, I had a 10-year plan: get married, start a family, and start a business. I married my wife Kelly in 2016 and we welcomed our daughter Luna in 2018. In August of 2019, I started my business! Part of my next 10-year plan includes expanding my business, Scratch Master Mobile. I continued working while starting my business and dove full-time in my business as of August 2020. Now I am looking forward to building my business even further!