Economic Stability

INPEACE engages in Family Economic Capacity Building to develop more economic options that enable individuals and ‘ohana to live in the communities they grew up in, pursue their dreams of sending their keiki to college, purchasing their own home, and being financially stable when they retire.

Upcoming Ho‘oulu Waiwai Events

Ho‘oulu Waiwai aims to build economic stability for individuals and families by strengthening their personal finances and helping them achieve their financial goals through education and individual coaching. Research shows that increased economic stability for families positively affects children’s academic and long-term economic outcomes.


We provide culturally relevant financial workshops, personalized one-on-one coaching, and incentivized match savings accounts to help people build family assets. Since 2014, Ho‘oulu Waiwai has helped decrease the average debt per participant by $9,690, totaling $87,214 in overall debt reduction.


Learning opportunities such as culturally relevant financial workshops, incentivized match savings accounts, and personalized one-on-one coaching, help to build family assets. Ho‘oulu Waiwai services include:


  • Monthly community workshops on a variety of topics related to personal finance
  • Confidential, one-hour sessions with financial coaches who help navigate through life’s financial decisions
  • The Wai‘anae Financial Fitness Fair, an annual community event in April in celebration of National Financial Literacy Month
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid party
  • Incentivized Match Savings Accounts for education and business start-up
businesses supported by the Hooulu Waiwai program over the last three years.
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average program participant debt decrease.
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in grants and aid leveraged through FAFSA submissions.
individuals participating in match savings for education and/or small business

Ho‘oulu Waiwai Staff

Saydee Pojas

Program Director

Lisa Pakele

Center for Entrepreneurship
Program Director

Christy Rose Kaolulo

Financial Capabilities Coordinator

Chad Brown

Program Activities Coordinator

INPEACE Is Funded Through Personal Donations From People Like You.

INPEACE is a nonprofit organization that relies heavily on grants to fund programs and services that strengthen, support, educate and empower our communities. Through donations, we are able to keep our programs free while providing an incredible asset to our community.