The INMED South Africa Story

Since 2006, INMED South Africa has been working in collaboration with a wide range of corporate, foundation and government partners to transform the health, lives and opportunities of tens of thousands of South Africa’s most vulnerable children. Incorporated under Section 21 in 2011, INMED South Africa is a registered non-profit organization (NPC/PBO) recognized by the Department of Social Development and SARS. Our programmes are built on similar models that parent organization INMED Partnerships for Children has delivered in more than 100 countries (including 15 sub-Saharan African nations) over the past 32 years.

 

INMED South Africa’s programmes focus on challenges unique to South Africa. Our collaborative approach creates pathways for disadvantaged children and their families to achieve self-reliance and success–not only for themselves but also for their communities and the next generation. INMED’s programmes focus on challenges unique to South Africa, including:

 

  • Adaptive Agriculture via the use of INMED Aquaponics is helping communities hard hit by climate change events
  • Child and community health via school gardens, nutrition education and healthy lifestyle training to combat obesity and malnutrition
  • Economic and social development via adaptive agriculture for disadvantaged families and communities

A Celebration of Hard Work, Faith and Success

When our team at INMED South Africa began an adaptive agriculture project with the all-female Pella Food Garden cooperative in 2017, the members had been struggling to farm their drought-ravaged land for eight years but could not generate enough income to utilize all their land or buy inputs. All the members had to rely on government assistance to make ends meet. Co-op leader Ester Nell, however, believed that implementing climate-adaptive technologies would not only help them survive but thrive.

On November 22, this Northern Cape farming cooperative will celebrate 2 major agricultural awards, a 60-fold increase in revenue and the launch of Phase II of their incredibly successful project with INMED and Old Mutual.

Read more about Phase II.

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Working with Disabled People South Africa(DPSA) and USAID - US Agency for International Development to empower people with disabilities to strengthen their self-reliance, income generation, food security and climate-change resilience. #climatejustice
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Our farmers in Kroonstad, Free State, South Africa aren’t going to let a little wind blow their house down. Here, they are planting fast-growing Chinese poplar trees to buffer the ferocious winds that threaten their aquapoinics greenhouse. Our adaptive agriculture and aquaponics project in Kroonstad is 1 of 3 we’re facilitating for disabled farmers in Free State under a generous grant from USAID. Learn more at https://inmed.org.za.

INMED South Africa’s Programmes

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There are various ways you can become involved with INMED South Africa, from donating seeds through the Seeds for Life programme to volunteering, to learning how to protect our environment via one of the INMED training workshops, for more information on ways INMED South Africa can help in your community please contact us.

 

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Success Stories

A Path Out of Poverty— Khunedi Mashishi

Khunedi Mashishi is the epitome of what INMED South Africa strives to accomplish with its Health in Action programme (HIA). An 11-year- old fifth grade student at Paradise Bend Primary School in Diepsloot, Gauteng, Khunedi is an avid cross-country runner. She has won 32 medals since she started competitive running in 2013. In fact, Khunedi runs so fast that her school mates have nicknamed her Caster after 2016 Olympic Gold Medal runner Caster Semenya.

 

So, it was great news when Khunedi was invited to compete in South Africa’s junior national cross country championship. It seemed unlikely that she would…

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