The Gift of Independence for Individuals with Disabilities

rosie-with-kids-textAs INMED celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October, we’re excited to announce the expansion of our program in South Africa to enable people with disabilities to provide income for their families via Adaptive Agriculture. One of those individuals is Rosie Mateko, who suffered a stroke and was unable to provide for her four children and two granddaughters as a single, disabled mother. She felt hopeless and helpless. But through INMED’s aquaponics program, Rosie and other disabled individuals have been able to build a successful farming cooperative—something that would have been impossible with traditional agriculture. The cooperative has been so successful, in fact, that Rosie was named Best Subsistence Producer for her district. To read more about Rosie, visit