Christians Against Poverty

CAP is passionate about releasing New Zealanders from debt, poverty and its causes.


Living with unmanageable debt feels like being caught in a fast-flowing river. Families in poverty share that before coming to CAP they had the sense that they were drowning. They swim bravely… but are soon exhausted, isolated, losing hope of rescue.

Together with the church, CAP prevents New Zealanders being swept away.

Unmanageable debt impacts more than just material poverty. It also affects taha whānau (family relationships), taha hinengaro (mental and emotional health), taha tinana (physical health), and taha wairua (spiritual health). That’s why CAP’s long-term practical help takes a whole-of-person approach, including sharing that there is a God who loves and values every single one of us.

Whoever you are, whatever you believe – or don’t believe – you are welcome here. Haere mai.