A growing number of philanthropic investors and corporate CSRs are seeking to support organizations that foster social impact but are also self-sustaining. As a social enterprise, the INMED ASE makes good business sense, and its business model can be scaled globally to break complex cycles of poverty. Here’s how the INMED ASE ensures sustainability:
- Sale of the produce and fish from the INMED ASE hubs. INMED’s 10+ years of experience and market research = crops that fetch top prices.
- Reimbursement for training. INMED South Africa, for example, is accredited for agriculture training in mixed farming by AgriSETA, which reimburses the INMED ASE for skills development of the agriculture workforce in South Africa.
- Sale of inputs for aquaponics farmers. While the INMED ASE will earn revenue from this activity, farmers will save money because inputs for aquaponics are expensive when purchased in small quantities—and supplies are currently unreliable.
- Reasonable commissions for consolidation services = higher market rates for farmers.
- Sale of other items, including aquaponics system plans and pre-made starter systems.
- Fees from consulting services, which are in high demand among large cooperatives, municipalities and social impact NGOs throughout South Africa.
- Impact investments for growth and scaling around the world.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on investing in or partnering with the INMED ASE.