Microfinance Hub

Welcome to the Microfinance Hub - supporting the wider microfinance network in New Zealand with resources.

The Microfinance Hub has a range of resources about topics that may be of useful to people working in, or interested in, microfinance in New Zealand. Good Shepherd NZ also hosts Microfinance Network Days every second year for people working in the wider microfinance community and other stakeholders to get together and share ideas.

If you are interested in microfinance and want to be on our mailing list please email us at microfinance@goodshep.org.nz. We'd love to hear from you!


Directory of microfinance providers in New Zealand 2018

Financial Inclusion continuum - Sept 2018

Community Finance Brochure (NILS and StepUP loans)

Speaker presentations from Microfinance Network Day 2017

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

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!

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. 

 If you have documents or information you would like added to this hub - or have a suggestion for new content - please get in touch with us at microfinance@goodshep.org.nz.

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