The idea behind Good Cents
Born in the community of Cannons Creek Porirua, where debt and high interest loans are common, the community sought to create a space for people to change their financial situation in a way that is self directed, that helps to break down the barriers of isolation, and the sense of being a victim.
- Leadership qualities can be found in many different situations and frequently where we would not think to look.
- People know and observe when they are being given an opportunity for their own empowerment and control. When they see this happening they take ownership.
- There is real strength is sharing common experience with others. It grows confidence and a sense of hopefulness. There is something about the power of being understood by another that frees a person to create something new.
- Creating change in a context of relationship enables learning from hardship and unexpected difficulties that would not be possible in isolation. People are a harsher judge of themselves than others are and encouragement is needed to move forward.
Matt Crawshaw, Wesley Community Action Porirua, Email.
Ph 04 237 7923
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