Useful Things to Remember

A WINZ Cookbook

Many years ago WINZ found a lot of their clients seeking emergency food help could not cook at all. The Nelson office created a cookbook for those these clients. You may like to have a look at it.

Places to find reasonable rates of Interest

* Microlending sources do exist in Auckland. Have a look at both the Salvation Army scheme, the Auckland Women's Loan Fund and the Nga Tangata Microfinance Trust.

+ The Nga Tangata Microfinance Trust's mission is to alleviate poverty within New Zealand and build a more just and equitable society through economic and social inclusion. They advocate for and assist in the provision of safe and fair finance options that strengthen financial independence.

+The Salvation Army  Community Finance scheme offers affordable loans for approved people on low incomes (wage earners or benefit recipients). The scheme is a partnership between The Salvation Army, the Ministry of Social Development, Bank of New Zealand and Good Shepherd NZ.

This fund has two sources of money. A NILS  loan of $1000.00, no interest, available to those with a Community Services Card, have been living at their current address for 3 months and show a willingness and ability to pay the loan.

The second is a StepUp Loan with low interest, which helps to buy second hand cars, household appliances like fridges and washing machcsines. computers, medical. dental and funeral expenses, course costs and fees.

+The Auckland Women's Loan Fund aims to create opportunities which enable women on low incomes to work toward financial independence. 

Bikes Available

Recycled bikes project for Refugees- can you help? Make a difference to another person's transport needs. RASNZ also provides bikes.

Letters Written in Support

About the nightmare of forcing REAF students to apply for a Study Grant.

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