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Greater Manchester Savers: Our story so far

  • May 28, 2020

Explore any urban neighbourhood in Greater Manchester – seek out its craft groups, its over 50s exercise classes, its food banks, parent groups, and meal clubs – and there... Continue Reading

Community members singing up to a balcony

Looking out for each other during lockdown

  • May 26, 2020

In the second of a series of articles looking at the experiences of some of our members during the pandemic, Rowena Harding asks Tina Cribbin about On Top of... Continue Reading

Community food deliverers

Dot the do-er!

  • May 24, 2020

In the first of a series of articles looking at the experiences of some of our members during lockdown, Rowena Harding asks Dot Lomax what has been happening in... Continue Reading

People's notes on tablecloths

Manchester Inner City Exchange

  • September 20, 2019

“How can we become more politically savvy?” This was one of many questions posed during an incredible two days at the first Manchester Inner City Exchange which brought together... Continue Reading

Swapping ideas at the Anson community shop

  • March 29, 2019

In March, women from Mums Mart Savers in Wythenshawe and Miles Platting Savers visited the Anson Community Grocer in Rusholme to share ideas about bringing residents together and organising... Continue Reading

International Women’s Day

  • March 8, 2019

Mums Mart Savers were pleased to be invited by their local councillor Madeline Monaghan to attend the annual International Women’s Day event at Wythenshawe Forum on 8 March. Mums... Continue Reading

Greater Manchester Savers at the Practical Community Development Conference

  • October 31, 2018

Savers from Mums Mart, Brinnington and the Kenyan Slum Dwellers Federation presented together at a conference on Practical Community Development in Levenshulme which was organised by the Community Development... Continue Reading

“With savings we can do wonders”: a Manchester-Muungano exchange

  • August 7, 2018

In June 2018, six Greater Manchester residents went on a learning exchange visit to Muungano Wa Wanavijiji (the Kenyan Slum Dwellers Federation) in Nairobi as part of the Realising... Continue Reading

A Manchester-Muungano exchange

  • August 7, 2018

In June 2018, six local residents from Salford, Stockport and Manchester travelled to Nairobi to learn first-hand about twenty years of mobilisation by the powerful savings-based movement Muungano Wa... Continue Reading

Members of Mums Mart, Lower Broughton Life and the South African Alliance in South Africa, July 2017. Copyright: Sophie King. All rights reserved.

When you get a front door, remember to leave it open

  • September 26, 2017

A Manchester-South Africa exchange reveals striking similarities in the dynamics of urban inequality. Continue Reading