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Makerita Makapelu

Team Leader, Wesley Community Action


Makerita was born in Samoa, and raised in Titahi Bay Porirua. For the last 14 years, Makerita has worked alongside the Porirua East community to develop up local solutions to local problems. Her focus is on growing leadership and capability in the community and privileging the local voice in the design and delivery of community innovations. She has lead the development of a range of community innovations including the Good Cents financial wellbeing project, the Cannons Creek Community Pantry and the Wellington Regional Fruit and Veggie Cooperative.  She uses her expertise in client and community-led approaches to support others to develop their practice too.

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