Unsupported levels of high interest debt is a major cause of poverty in New Zealand. Many groups are acting to raise this issue and are working working towards alleviating this both in the cause and at the effect.
“Get honourable” says Claire Dale, a director of Ngā Tāngata Microfinance to the operators of truck businesses in South Auckland.
Newsroom has done a short piece on the mobile truck businesses, showing the grossly inflated cost of food and other items sold on credit through these truck shops. Many thanks to Kiwibank for raising this practice.
In February 2018 we celebrated our 7th year. We were very pleased to have so many friends and colleagues share the cake along with the Minister for Social Development, Hon Carmel Sepuloni. J R McKenzie Trust attended and kindly described the occasion.
The Minister put her speech that she gave at our celebration on her government website.