If you’ve ever attempted to buy a car or make any large purchase that requires financing you have likely worked through the challenging process of getting a loan at a rate and price you can afford. Now imagine that process for a woman who left an abusive relationship and is starting over in every way, especially financially. Or for a person who has difficulty keeping a job due to lack of reliable transportation. For these unique scenarios and many others, On The Road Lending offers character-based lending - a personal approach that goes beyond the credit score to include a trauma-informed lending process focused on client abilities, needs and capacity for financing a vehicle. Using financial details plus the personal stories that expand the financial picture of applicants, On The Road Lending matches clients with auto lending opportunities, educates on the lending process, partners with auto dealers to find vehicles that meet client needs and budgets, and puts people back on the road to financial recovery. Kristin Petricola from On The Road Lending explains the process of securing auto financing for people who have survived domestic violence and other trauma-related events.