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Family Planning could have saved Brunilde’s life. Her fate became our destiny.

Our story begins with one woman and how her death in childbirth led to the birth of a Foundation.

 

The Turimiquire Foundation is the first and only non-profit of its kind in northeastern Venezuela.

We help families control their fertility, educate their children, build community, and gain access to life-changing medical and humanitarian aid.
Turimiquire, pronounced Too-ree-mee-kée-ray, means “Seat of the Gods” in the indigenous Carib language.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR EDUCATION, FAMILY PLANNING, AND OTHER VITAL SERVICES:

Family Planning
The first and crucial step towards empowering women is to offer them the means to control their own fertility.

Education
Once families gain control of their fertility, they can concentrate on giving their children the best possible future through schooling.

Sustainable Livelihood
Our low-impact rural development and ecological agriculture initiatives serve a dual purpose – to preserve local ecosystems and promote self-employment for rural populations.

Humanitarian Aid
Venezuela is in crisis: its lower income people are tragically vulnerable to the lack of public services and widespread scarcity of even common medicines.

RECIPE FOR A THRIVING COMMUNITY

 

SMALL FOUNDATION, BIG IMPACT

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING

Here our neighbor Juanita is planting a tropical palm that bears a delicious fruit: Pejibaye. Planting fruit trees are an important part of our rural development program. Tree culture avoids the heavy erosion characteristic of slash-and-burn agriculture in the tropics, and offers food and environmentally sound habitat for humans and other denizens of the tropics.

Tree Culture

 

Please join us in helping autistic children at Fundapsied Cumaná, a Foundation which is located in the same city where we are based in Venezuela. If you would like to make a designated donation on our Website or via Facebook, we will deliver the funds to this wonderful organization founded by Marielsy Gómez, who is married to one of our surgeons. Gracias y Thank you!

Fundapsied Cumaná

 

It is DURIAN season again. This exotic unusual tropical fruit which we have planted comes from southeast Asia and is enormously popular with the local Chinese community. Here some of our campesino helpers are delivering the fruit to several Chinese merchants. The income from these sales helps to maintain our rural agriculture program.

The Exotic Durian