Who we've helped

We provide safe, fair and affordable loans that change our clients’ lives for the better. Read our client stories to see the many ways we’ve helped low-income New Zealanders to get their money under control … and most importantly, to get ahead in life.

Meet Bev, who used a GetControl Loan to get on top of her credit card debt.

Bev is 77 years old, and rents a pensioner flat in Tirau from the Waikato District Council. She isn’t in good health, so her daughter Raewyn shared her story and how her Financial Mentor and a loan Ngā Tāngata Microfinance helped Bev to get on top of her credit card debt.

“Mum had no savings and just lives off her pension. I hadn’t realised that she even had a credit card until things started to unravel,” explains Raewyn. “One day she asked me if I could drop her off to an appointment and mentioned that she only had $11 for her grocery shopping. This set off the alarm bells for me, so I mentioned that I had used a Financial Mentor in the past to help me with budgeting and asked if she needed help.”

Read Bev’s full story

Other personal stories

Janie’s story
After her husband took almost everything they owned, a Financial Mentor helped Janie get back on her feet financially.
Bev's story
Bev’s story shows that talking to a Financial Mentor can make a huge difference.
Alison's story
Thanks to careful budgeting and a loan from NTM, Alison is able to make ends meet.
Marnie’s Story
A GetControl loan enabled Marnie to pay off crippling loans and move into a new home.
Noeline’s story
Help from a financial mentor and a loan from NTM has ‘lifted the pressure’ for 79-year old Noeline.
Kaye’s Story
Thanks to a $2k loan from NTM, Kaye has taken charge of her money.
Beverley’s Story
A GetControl loan helped Beverley pay off a car loan that had a whopping 30% interest.
Maria's Story
Maria used a GetControl loan to get on top of her debts.
Lorraine’s Story
Lorraine used a GetControl Loan to pay off spiralling high-interest debts.
Ian’s Story
A GetControl Loan helped Ian to pay off spiralling credit card debt.
Vicki’s story
A GetControl Loan enabled Vicki to spend more time with her granddaughter.
Jude’s Story
Jude used a GetControl Loan to repay crippling debts.
Sandra's Story
Sandra and her husband used a GetControl loan to reduce debt.
Tanya's Story
Tanya used a GetControl loan to reduce debt.
Paula’s Story
Paula used a GetControl loan to save her home
Virginia's Story
Virginia is a Financial Mentor at Budget House Taupo.
Danny's story
A GetControl Loan helped Danny reduce the stress of a disability
Selena’s story
Selena used a GetAhead Loan to buy a new cellphone and avoid ‘truck vendors’.
Denise’s story
A GetControl Loan helped Denise pay down a ‘nightmare’ car loan
Peter's story
Peter used a GetControl Loan to get out of the red and into the black
Julia's story
A GetControl Loan helped Julia pay off massive debt from loan sharks
Jendy's story
Jendy applied for a GetControl Loan to avoid crippling interest
Tui's story
With the help of a GetAhead Loan, Tui was able to move her family into a new home
Eileen's story
How a GetAhead loan helped Eileen find a new home for her and her disabled daughter
Moana's story
A GetAhead Loan meant that Moana’s daughter could have a life-changing hearing test
Dean's story
Dean used a GetAhead Loan to renovate a room so he could rent it out