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The WISE Collective Project links refugee background women to opportunities for education, empowerment, enterprise and employment.

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The WISE Project supports refugee background women to develop the necessary knowledge, skills, confidence and resources to start-up or contribute to activities for generating income for their families and is run under a unique partnership between the Auckland Resettled Community Coalition and the ARMS Trust. The WISE Collective Project has been active for five years, supporting former refugee women to utilize their skills and interests to generate income for their families.


The WISE women run regular ethnic food stalls at markets and events across Auckland. A Food Safety Certificate is required by all food stall holders. Some WISE women are now operating as more independent stall holders.

What do we need help with:

- We need assistance in funding to continue to offer this service to refugee and migrant background women.

- We need funding support to assist the women with Food Control Plan certification process.

- We also need assistance in offering the women additional training in catering and hospitality.

More about us

The WISE Collective exists to support and empower women from a refugee background to work collectively to strengthen their skills, abilities, resources and confidence.

The WISE Collective women run their own catering business where they produce ethnic cuisine for markets, festivals and functions and a crocheting and craft business where the women produce and sell handmade blankets, brooches, bags, hats and food covers.

We work towards self-sustainability of the project. From the sale of products, food stalls and catering, 12% is provided back to the WISE Collective to benefit additional WISE women.

We run three women's meeting groups (hubs) in Henderson, Orakei and Mt Roskill where refugee background women local to those areas meet, connect, attend courses, presentations, talks and work on their projects.

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    guest donor on 26 Mar 2019



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    Merry xmas A x on 15 Dec 2018



    • ARMS Charitable Trust

      Merry Christmas to you too! What a pleasant and rare surprise - thank you for your support and hope you have a fabulous Christmas and New Years.

  • Annie Bartos and John Mauro

    Annie Bartos and John Mauro on 24 Dec 2017



  • Sue

    Sue on 01 Sep 2017


    Arohanui to everyone involved. And thanks for a great party.


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    Guest Donor on 26 Jan 2017



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