NZ Microfinance Network Resources

This page is an open resource hub for microfinance providers operating in New Zealand or organisations with an involvement or interest in this area.

Current NZ Microfinance Directory 

NZ Microfinance Directory 2018

This document provides basic information about many of the organisations delivering microfinance in New Zealand.

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We have also created a Financial Inclusion Continuum that maps out where financial products, fit ranging from financial crisis to wealth distribution.

Financial Inclusion continuum - Sept 2018


New Zealand Microfinance Network Day - 11th September 2017

Speaker presentations: -

Adam Mooney - GSM Microfinance - Microfinance world view - current research, thinking and developments

Vinita Godinho - GSM - Financial Inclusion Action Plans (FIAPS) - Financial Inclusion Action Plans - everyone has a role to play!

Tanya Corrie - GSANZ - Economic Abuse - Exploring economic abuse in New Zealand

Lezanne Gibbs - Commerce Commission - Making borrowers better off

Vui Mark Gosche - Vaka Tautua - Financial Capability - a Pacific perspective

Sonya Cameron - Ministry of Social Development - Building Financial Capability

Peter Galvin - Ministry for Vulnerable Children Oranga Tamariki - Social Investment Approach

Tim Barnett - National Building Financial Capability Charitable Trust - Budgeting services in Aotearoa New Zealand

Robert Choy - Nga Tangata Microfinance - Update from Nga Tangata Microfinance Trust

Vinitia Godinho - GSM - Pathways to Resilience (Day Two) - Why we do what we do - the research on our work

Russell Fildes - Insolvency Trust (Day Two)  - Understanding insolvency arrangements

Bex Ward - Work and Income (Day Two) - Advance Payments of Benefit and MyMSD

General resources

Snapshot: Aviva NILS Pilot Evaluation (December 2015)

An overview of the evaluation of the Aviva (formerly Christchurch Women’s Refuge) and Good Shepherd New Zealand NILS (No Interest Loan Scheme) pilot programme, which ran from February 2014 to February 2015. The evaluation provides some interesting insights into the market and client group for a no-interest, reasonably low-value consumer loan in New Zealand. 

 Starting a Microfinance Organisation in New Zealand (June 2014)

This resource was developed by the Auckland Microfinance Initiative and Kiwibank for organisations wanting to deliver microfinance loans. It was produced in response to a need identified at the New Zealand Microfinance Network Workshop hosted by Good Shepherd New Zealand in March 2014. 

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