Two Maori business developers will enter into a relationship which could lead to bigger loans being available to new Maori businesses.

Poutama Trust is to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Maori Women’s Development Incorporation at the end of the month.

The incorporation offers business loans of up to $50,000 to Maori women and their whanau.

Trust chief executive Richard Jones says it has investment capabilities and is talking to the incorporation to see how they can share services.

That could mean Poutama helps clients with a loan top up of perhaps $10,000, he says.

E rua nga pakihi Maori kua whakakotahi hei whakapakari ake i nga kaupapa mo nga ra kei mua i te aroaro. Ka mahi tahi te roopu kaitiaki o Poutama me te roopu wahine Maori whakapakri hei te mutunga o tenei marama e utuhia ai he rima tekau mano taara mo te hunga wahine me a ratou whanau i roto i nga kaupapa kua wharikihia ma ratou. Hei ta te kaihautu i tenei waka a Richard Jones, he maha nga whakawhiti korero e anga whakamua ai a ratou hiahia, ka mutu ka tapirihia he utu o te tekau mano taara ki nga kaupapa a o ratou kaitautoko.