Young Samoan Maiyah Martin is using her baking skills to make a huge difference in her community.
Maiyah has been recognised by the ASB who have named her as an ASB Good as Gold recipient. The bank has given her a Kenwood Chef XL mixer, $4000 to use in her baking project (she calls it Girl with Cakes) and $6000 for her, her mum and five-year-old brother Malaefou to have a holiday together.
Her mother Donna Lavea-Martin says it started when she was trying to think of something for her to do in the holidays and she suggested making cupcakes & selling them.
"I asked her what she wanted to spend the money on and without thinking she said she wanted to help the homeless. That was amazing – I didn't know she knew what homeless meant."
"I'm a single mum and don't have a lot to give, but what Maiyah is doing is quite special." Donna says