INMED’s agricultural training empowers disabled women and youth in the Free State

South Africans with disabilities, especially women, continue to face disproportionate rates of food insecurity, unemployment, illiteracy, and poverty amid economic, political, and social exclusion. The more than 230 000 people with disabilities who live in Free State province have been especially hard-hit due to a combination of climate change-driven drought, floods, and lack of access to meaningful educational and employment opportunities.

INMED’s Adaptive Agriculture Program (AAP) has benefitted nearly 100 disabled small-scale farmers – mostly women and youth— at three co-ops in the Free State province since the beginning of this year.
Over the last two years, INMED South Africa, a registered non-profit organization affiliated to INMED Partnership for Children, has made significant progress in bolstering the capacity of people with disabilities to adapt to climate change.… Read the rest...

Faces of Loudoun – Linda Pfeiffer

A familiar face is gracing the Faces of Loudoun web site this month. A campaign by the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties#FacesofLoudoun shares moving stories of those in need and the nonprofits that have helped them overcome adversity. Our own Linda Pfeiffer is the first nonprofit CEO to be featured in the series. Read her inspiring story at https://endtheneed.org.Read the rest...