The WISE Collective Project

The WISE Collective (Women – Inspired – Strong – Empowered and Enterprising)  supports women from refugee backgrounds, empowering them to develop knowledge, skills, confidence and resources to enhance their wellbeing and  independence. This has led many of the women to generate extra income for their families.

Funded by  Foundation North, this is one of several community project run in partnership between the Auckland Regional Migrant Services Trust and the Auckland Refugee Community Coalition (ARCC).

Watch a Video about the WISE Collective Project here!


Weekly WISE Hubs have been established at Henderson Baptist Church (Monday) and Mt Roskill Wesley community centre (Friday), linking women to support, information, wellbeing, and training and social enterprising opportunities e.g. Food Handling Certificate, zumba and boxing classes, crocheting blankets, handbags and brooches. Click here for more information on the hubs.


Some WISE women run weekly food stalls at the New Lynn Ethnic Food Market.  There is also a WISE Catering Team which can provide lunch or morning/afternoon tea for your events and functions. To connect with the catering team, email

For more information on the catering service including sample menus, click here


WISE women make bespoke heritage blankets, brooches, bags, baby beanies, eco-friendly food cover and much more.

For more information or to make an order, email

You can find photos of recent orders on the WISE Facebook page.

Service Hours

We can organise meetings at locations near you contact Sasi on:
Work: 625 3097
Mobile: 021 0299 6912

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Donate to the WISE Collective here