We provide loans to Māori women and their whānau to enable and assist them to enter into and commence business and/or to expand and restructure their existing businesses.

MWDI Business Loan Application Closure Date:
12 August 2024

We are accepting loan applications.   Please read the Business Criteria and make sure you provide all of the required information, if you do not then your application will not be reviewed until you have.

Below is our online Loan Application and our Business Criteria.

Loan Application Form
Business Criteria

If you have any patai about the loan application process please complete the form.

Loan Application Query

MWDI HineBoss™

HineBoss is an online course that runs Fri to Sun – 4 hours per day, 2 hours in the morning (9.30am to 11.30am) and 2 hours in the afternoon (12.30pm to 2.30pm), the focus of HineBoss is your business plan.
You will meet other pakihi wahine, you will complete at least 80% of your business plan and it is here that we can recommend Te Aka mentors to help you tweak your business and have you in a position to make an application for a loan from MWDI .
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The connection to other wahine from around the motu has been super empowering. The safe space we held, the ability to be vulnerable and be able to ask questions easily. - Moana

I loved listening to the facilitators about their experiences and their knowledge. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to engage with and learn from them. -Harlia

Encouraging the economic development of Māori women and their whānau


Te Aka provides access to lifecoaching, business mentors and specialist advisors.

Depending on your requirements, you will be referred to one of our dynamic Te Aka experts.

Fortunately, all of our Te Aka specialists are already set up for online hui.

Grow your business with our

Business StrategyLife CoachingOnline Marketing Systems, WebsitesLife Coach, RetailFinance ManagementHuman ResourcesBusiness Development, Administration SystemsInsurance & RiskGraphic Design & Marketing
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If you would like to engage with one of our MWDI Te Aka please contact us at


Ngā Kete o Te Wānanga is set up to tautoko diversity in business .

MWDI have tailored each video session to suit specific and varied needs in all that encompasses Te Ao Pakihi.

With the idea that shared knowledge is a stepping stone to prosperity, we are excited for you to join us on this journey.

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'Nāku te rourou, nāu te rourou,
ka ora ai te iwi'

With your basket and my basket we will sustain everyone


MWDI He Papa Pūtea Pakihi supports and encourages best business practice, come along and listen to key speakers.

MWDI He Papa Pūtea Pakihi is a 2 hour hui bringing together experts presenting their knowledge and experience.

The hui promotes best business practice and wrap around support available to our community.

  • IRD – The commitments required for SME’s and the support offered by IRD
  • A Te Aka specialist from MWDI
  • Local Business Owners speaking about their business journeys
  • Have the opportunity to network with like minded people and ask questions of our speakers.
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MWDI Tauhoko-ā-Rangi™

An online ecommerce programme for wāhine Māori

We support you getting your online shop up and running from the technical to marketing.

  • We hold an online zoom Q & A where we look at the homework and you can ask any questions that you have
  • We have a private Facebook Group just for participants in the wānanga. You can get support from other participants and get your questions answered.
  • We have a beautiful completion certificate which you get once your shop is up and running and you have finished the course.
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Hearing everyone's experiences and how they are personally doing things and how they are planning to operated their future business. Had been very inspiring. But also had given me some ideas i never thought of myself already. -Tui

Get a different view of other members businesses, hearing their passion in the breakout rooms - Anna Marie


A 2-day online well being wānanga for wāhine Māori.

Mana Mindset is a 2-day online wānanga designed to equip you with an empowering well-being plan incorporating Te Whare Tapa Whā.

This personal development journey focuses on self-awareness through identifying your beliefs, understanding your core values, designing a purpose focused vision, setting goals, and re-identifying with self.

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Working out some new goals and purpose to work with moving forward on my new journey - Nicola

To have some clarity and direction of where I was at and how to get motivation on moving foward / breaking out of my current cycle. - Toumairangi

MWDI gave us the opportunity when we were turned away from the banks. They are so supportive of women in business

MWDI has helped us to double our capacity and bottom line

as a Te Aka mentor it is so rewarding to work alongside our mentees and know that our sessions can make a difference for our mentees. We admire their courage to not sit in the rat race and get out on their own and create their best life