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MAISON ORION North America

After month of searching, evaluating, planning and traveling, I can now announce that all operations will move to the Detroit area in April 2017. I see tremendous opportunity in this area and the Great Lakes region in general for many years to come. That may sound surprising given the negative portrayals in the popular media. Our research uncovered a different story.

Look here in the coming months for more Journal entries on life in a new region. And follow Maison Orion on Instagram.

Give us a call at (313) 829-0576 to discuss your Corktown Condominium renovation or your Pointe Aux Barques Beach House.

Spring Flowers

Winter rains have been good for the garden. Actually, I’ve been experimenting with a 3D modeling plugin for vegetation called Skatter. I’m in the early stages of understanding how to control it, but so far I’m excited by the results. The roof garden and courtyard mound of coquelicot colored daisies warm my heart.

Growing Needs

I just made two additional loans on Kiva. I believe that everyone deserves a secure home for themselves and their family; a place to hang their hat (or budenovka), to feel and ease and to enjoy the company of friends and strangers.

Juliet’s story
Kasese, Uganda
Juliet is a hardworking mother of four children, and they live in Kasese, Uganda. She owns a retail shop for general merchandise that she started in 2008 using her personal savings.

Juliet dreams of building a bigger house. However she faces challenges of bad weather and stiff competition. Juliet is requesting a loan to construct a house for her family.

Field Partner: HOFOKAM

Chilla’s story
Vinogradovo, Ukraine
Chilla works as a director of a daycare center. In addition to that, she also works as a private tutor teaching Hungarian to her students. She has been employed at the daycare center for 10 years. She loves her job. She is married with two sons. She is a hard worker – she works 6 days a week with only Sunday off.

Chilla owns a private house where her entire family lives. She has been working for the past years, investing her income in the remodeling of her place. As the time went by and her sons were growing older, the family needed extra space. This time Chilla needs an additional 40,000 Grivnyas (UAH) to reconstruct the addition to the house to turn it into living space for her sons.

She will invest the funds in purchase and installation of exterior doors and three windows, insulation of walls, and putting underlayment on the floor. Chilla wants to do this project now because she found all the necessary materials for the remodeling at affordable prices and she doesn’t want to miss the opportunity to save on construction supplies.

Field Partner: Hope Ukraine

MAISON ORION puts 1% of our project fees (not profits) into loans for construction entrepreneurs through Kiva. We believe in helping others make their dreams of a better life come true. When our loans are repaid we re-lend the capital to someone else to continue the cycle.

Check out our loan portfolio on the Kiva website

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