We provide fair, safe and affordable loans that change our clients’ lives for the better.  Our clients’ stories are important because they help us all understand the many personal, positive impacts that the right financial support has on individuals and families across New Zealand.

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Note: all names including those of the loan companies have been changed. Any re-publishing of these client stories need the permission of Ngā Tāngata Microfinance Ltd.

Kaye’s story: how a Debt Relief loan empowered her to reduce debt.
A Debt Relief loan empowered Kaye to reduce her debt.
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Marnie’s story: “I’ve learnt my lesson about high-interest loans.”
A GetControl loan enabled Marnie to pay off crippling loans and move into a new home.
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Beverley’s story: how a small loan can become an unbearable burden
A GetControl loan helped Beverley pay off a car loan that had a whopping 30% interest.
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Vicki’s story: “Not having any more debt is the best feeling.”
Vicki’s story: A GetControl Loan enabled her to spend more time with her granddaughter.
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Ian’s story: how a Financial Mentor reduced his debt – and his stress
A GetControl Loan helped Ian to pay off spiralling credit card debt.
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Sonam’s story: “I’m really proud of myself.”
At age 28, Sonam discovered she was pregnant to her long-term partner – however, he didn’t want the baby at the time and was planning to leave the relationship. On top of that, her family...
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Lorraine’s story: “I was drowning in debt.”
Lorraine used a GetControl Loan to pay off spiralling high-interest debts.
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Jude’s story: “I was drowning in interest repayments.”
Jude and her husband raised their family of four children in Wellington and owned their own home. When their youngest child was three years, Jude went back to work and worked until she reached retirement...
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Paula’s story: “I was going to lose my home.”
Things were really tough for Paula* when she applied for a loan from Ngā Tāngata Microfinance. She had borrowed $3,000 from her bank and hadn’t been able to pay it back due to a change...
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Tanya’s story: “It was the best thing I’ve ever done.”
Through no fault of her own, Tanya* (age 50) was in a really tough spot financially. She says she had never been in debt in her life, but then a partner left her with an...
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Sandra’s story: “A real weight off our shoulders.”
Sandra* and her husband live in New Lynn in West Auckland and recently applied for a GetControl Debt Relief Loan to pay off some debts. Sandra had been working for a few months with a...
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Maria’s story: “It’s not a handout, it’s a hand up.”
Maria used a GetControl Loan to pay off spiralling high-interest debts.
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“People often think there is no hope, but we can give them hope.”
Virginia McCreadie is a financial mentor for Budget House Taupō. Like most financial mentors, she works with clients from all walks of life. “There is a perception that we deal with only one income bracket,”...
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Tui’s story: a bigger home for her family
Tui* and her five children had spent ten months living with Tui’s parents in a small, two-bedroom house. Because of the cramped conditions, Tui’s relationship with her parents had become very fragile - her father...
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Eileen’s story: from always behind to getting ahead
Eileen* had been working with a financial mentor for around 18 months, who had helped her consolidate several small debts to make them more manageable. She was working 12-hour shifts for a very low wage,...
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