Our Vision

A world without poverty and oppression, in which all people and communities experience sustainable livelihoods and well-being, empowered to care for each other and the earth, encouraging peaceful and just relationships.

Our Mission

As followers of Jesus, Banzaid works to restore life and transform communities, by partnering with the poor and marginalised to alleviate poverty, facilitate sustainable development, capacity build local development initiatives and advocate for peace and justice.

Our Solution

Banzaid works to restore life of the world's poor by supporting and funding aid and development partners in developing countries, while creating awareness in New Zealand people about aid and development issues, motivating them to share their lives and resources.

As followers of Jesus we are concerned with all of life as an expression of our faith.
Seeking sustainable individual and community change, enlarging people’s choices and maximising opportunities for the poor to realise their potential.
Irrespective of ethnicity, gender or religion, but with a preferential bias towards the poor and powerless, especially women and children.
Encouraging and equipping the poor to analyse causes of their poverty and to seek solutions; while working to reduce injustice, inequality and exploitation through advocacy, good development practice and support of national and international campaigns.
Assisting local project participants to gain more control over situations affecting their lives, and ensuring involvement in all stages of project planning, implementation and evaluation.
involving mutually beneficial relationships encouraging shared decision-making between support partners, implementation partners and local project participants, resulting in learning for all stakeholders.
With local implementation partners and their communities through a range of partnering activities including: envisioning, empowering, encouraging, mentoring, training, resourcing and technical support. This also involves equipping leaders - to lead, motivate and empower their communities, encouraging accountable, transparent and servant style leadership.
Banzaid is the international aid and development department of the New Zealand Baptist Missionary Society (NZBMS), which is the overseas mission organisation of the Baptist Churches of New Zealand. Banzaid development related activities are operated separately from Tranzsend mission related activities.