A loan of $5,500 helps a refugee-owned used car dealership purchase more inventory to expand.


Arash's story

My name is Arash. I am originally from Iran and came to the U.S in 1999 as a refugee. I grew up in a small town in Iran, which was surrounded by beautiful mountains. I used to love climbing the mountains and having races down them with my friends and then drinking cold freshwater from the spring running at the bottom of the mountain. When I was 19, I had to leave everything behind, including my family, and seek shelter in another country as a refugee. With extreme difficulties, walking through the nights, crossing mountains and rivers, and facing many dangers, I managed to make it to Turkey and register as a refugee with a United Nations branch in Turkey. After spending one year there, the United Nations helped me to resettle in Maine. I am a friendly and outgoing person who enjoys meeting new people every day and loves helping them in different ways. This is my true passion.


This loan is special because:

It helps this business to overcome the challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis.

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About Maine Motor Sales, LLC

Industry: Retail
Years in operation: More than 5 years
Website: mainemotorsales.net

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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.