Who we are
Gisborne Budget Moni Ora is a non-profit organisation which is committed to helping people
plan better to live better.
We offer free support that is professional and confidential.
It is our aim to help people build financial capability and resilience
by finding workable solutions to the challenges they face
- without judgement - without telling anyone what to do.
What We Do
Moni Ora offers free budgeting advice to people who want help. We help people make a money plan that is simple, verifiable and flexible. A financial mentor will help draft a money plan that includes debt repayment, a budget, a spending plan ...and will show you how to use it.
Our budget service is for individuals and households - not business or commercial finances. Often people who come to our door are in financial crisis and are seeking help with a hardship application but we also help those who just want to do better.
A financial mentor can talk to your creditors on your behalf and draft a verified budget to negotiate payments that you can afford. A mentor can:
determine what you can (& can't) afford
help you talk to your creditors
provide a verified budget to prove your financial position
A mentor will teach you how to track your spending, monitor your money and make adjustments to your plan when you need to. Having these skills gives resilience so we can recover quicker from difficult times.
Whether you're trying to cope with unexpected expenses, juggling bills or drowning in debt. A qualified financial mentor can help you find solutions that work for you. Talking about money is not always easy, but sharing your worries with a qualified financial mentor can reduce your stress.
But be warned: A Financial Mentor is trained to ask the hard questions to get to the bottom of any problems and find workable solutions. This may cause short term discomfort in the interest of living better.
Contact Moni Ora to book a FREE face to face session with a qualified Financial Mentor who will support you to work through your money worries. To book an appointment phone 06-867 7173 or come into the service between 9.30 am & 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday. Booking an appointment ensures that a financial mentor will have dedicated time for you.
We are open for face to face sessions and are welcoming visitors.
At times, our door might be closed when all our staff are busy with clients,
which means you may need to come back later or phone to leave your details for a call-back.
Financial Mentors will continue to offer free budgeting support over the phone
or through online channels like zoom, skype or messenger for those who can not attend the service.
Ngā mihi nui, for your patience.