Good Shepherd NZ's Clementine Ludlow speaks to Kathryn Ryan on RNZ's Nine to Noon about launching NILS and StepUP loans in Otago.
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'While she is better with her finances now, having a no-interest loan option was a good security measure, she said. ''It won't leave you in hardship. If my fridge breaks down I'll get a fridge.'''
"Good Shepherd NZ chair Dame Diana Crossan, a former Retirement Commissioner, said the scheme was not just about lending people money, but also "having conversations" with them about their finances."
"Fleur Howard, chief executive of Good Shepherd NZ said that the programme is designed to help prevent financial hardship and "insurmountable" debt."
"In a statement Good Shepherd said access to low cost and affordable credit was an ongoing issue for many families throughout the region, often prompting them to turn to loan sharks to purchase essential items."
Success for The Salvation Army's mobile truck 'The Good Shop' that provides affordable household goods, and Good Shepherd's NILS loans for larger items.
Our Muslim community is made up of a large number of people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, so supporting ChangeMakers Resettlement Forum is a great way to help.
The Salvation Army's Good Shop will provide groceries delivered at a discounted price, access to Good Shepherd NZ's NILS loans for larger items, and support from a financial mentor.
The Salvation Army has launched an ethical mobile shopping truck for the South Auckland community. The Good Shop will also provide access to Good Shepherd NZ's NILS loans.
New research released by Good Shepherd New Zealand has exposed the country's hidden economic abuse agenda. The findings should be an important catalyst for action, writes Nicola Eccleton.
Lynda Hallinan from RadioLIVE’s Long Lunch talks with Nicola Eccleton, Good Shepherd NZ Social Inclusion Manager, about some new research they’ve conducted to help shine a light on this silent, but widespread issue affecting thousands of kiwi women and children.
A new report has revealed financial resources are being used to control women by limiting their access to money and even vandalising their vehicles to stop them from getting to work.
Good Shepherd NZ calls for a crackdown on economic abuse, on the back of new research.
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Hon Kris Faafoi has welcomed progress made by the cross-sector financial inclusion group that includes Good Shepherd New Zealand.
Diana Crossan, Chair of Good Shepherd NZ and a former New Zealand Retirement Commissioner, speaks to RNZ's Guyon Espiner about new fee and interest rate caps introduced by the Government in an attempt to reduce predatory lending.
Good Shepherd NZ partnered with a number of key stakeholders in the consumer lending industry to host the Financial Inclusion Industry Forum, opened by Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi.
In collaboration with our Women’s Research, Advocacy and Policy (WRAP) team at Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand, we recently released our report Economic Abuse in New Zealand: Towards an understanding and response.
Beth's chosen course did not qualify for Work and Income assistance, so she used a BNZ and Good Shepherd NZ StepUP loan to pay for her training. Beth is proud that her six kids now see her studying.
BNZ’s Good Report showcases the great work it does to support communities, and we're thrilled that this year our Community Finance partnership is featured.