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:
25 January 2022

For all new MWDI Business Loan Applications and enquiries, please contact us by email or phone 04 499 6504 to kōrero with our team. Below are our Loan Application documents (PDF’s)

Loan Application Form
Business Criteria
Security Schedule
Loan Application Checklist

MWDI HineBoss™

MWDI HineBoss™ is a 3-day wānanga designed to support your pathway towards a successful business.
At the end of this wānanga you will have gained new business skills, completed at least 80% of your business plan and gained a new network of like-minded wāhine entrepreneurs.
Whether you are new to business or about to embark on the challenges in the next phase, MWDI look forward to supporting you throughout your journey.
Express your Interest in MWDI HineBoss
Please complete the form below and one of our team members will be in contact.

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. In response to COVID-19, we are providing our clients with additional sponsored sessions. Fortunately, all of our Te Aka specialists are already set up for online hui.

Te Aka Contract (PDF)


Ngā Kete o Te Wānanga is set up to tautoko diversity in business through and beyond COVID-19. MWDI have tailored each webinar 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.

Click here to Register

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

With your basket and my basket we will sustain everyone

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