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Food and Financial Hardship Report Released

Food and Financial Hardship Report Released

Visionwest Waka Whakakitenga have released their latest community Impact Report. The One Hundred Whānau Food and Financial Hardship Report is based on the findings of an in-depth survey and interviews of 100 randomly selected Visionwest clients,...

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On The Road To Freedom From Debt

On The Road To Freedom From Debt

Bob* experienced health issues in 2019 which prevented him from working. The healing process took a while and he found that, without a wage coming in, he struggled to make ends meet – he ended up having to use his credit card to pay for food and...

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The Increased Cost of Living – we’re all feeling it

The Increased Cost of Living – we’re all feeling it

With food prices reported to be up 8.3%, rental costs escalating and petrol prices at an all-time high, the impact of the increased cost of living on West Auckland families cannot be overestimated. In Visionwest’s Community Trust’s recent “Whānau...

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Jo’s Story – Financial Mentoring to Change Lives

Jo’s Story – Financial Mentoring to Change Lives

“I love to journey with whānau and see them come to a place where they are able to achieve their financial goals – that is really awesome and, for me, it’s what my financial mentoring role at Money Mentors is all about.” Jo is a Kahukura Financial...

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Samantha’s Story – Financial Mentoring & Life Goals

Samantha’s Story – Financial Mentoring & Life Goals

Samantha has goals for herself and her family but it’s difficult to fulfil your dreams when you are going through a tough time financially. Financial mentoring help from Visionwest Money Mentors has given Samantha hope for the future. Before having...

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A Path Out of Homelessness – Damon’s Story

A Path Out of Homelessness – Damon’s Story

Prior to lockdown, Damon* had been sleeping rough for a long time. His sister had noticed his declining health and wellbeing and became so concerned that she urged him to visit Visionwest. The reluctance Damon felt when he first visited...

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Going the Extra Mile – A Budgeting Story

Going the Extra Mile – A Budgeting Story

Most people come to Visionwest with a variety of complex financial, physical and emotional challenges. Staff in each of our support services often find themselves stepping outside of their usual role to provide extra support. That’s what happened...

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Shannon’s Food Support Lifeline

Shannon’s Food Support Lifeline

Shannon* had been receiving food parcels from Visionwest’s Pātaka Kai to help her through a really tough time. Shannon is a single mum who, whilst looking for work, found herself struggling to make ends meet. Rising living costs and increasing rent...

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