Recipe for a Thriving Community

Our Recipe for Community Development

Based on more than 40 years of experience living and working in the impoverished regions of northeastern Venezuela, the Turimiquire Foundation has developed our Recipe for a Thriving Community as a cohesive four-step blueprint for how an NGO can deliver maximum value in human services to its clients.

Family Planning: Offer women and men the ability to control their fertility.
Education: Offer families real educational opportunities for their children.
Community: Support infrastructure development and sustainable livelihood.
Humanitarian Aid: Provide critical assistance in Venezuela’s current crisis.

This Recipe is now a tested and replicable service delivery model based on years of living with and responding to what low-income families have told us that they need, and carefully observing how and in what order they choose to utilize our services.

We always invest in human capital first, offering the services that are most relevant to addressing the developmental needs of our low-income clients.

STEP ONE

Family Planning

  • Family planning services
  • Reproductive health education, with focus on adolescents

STEP TWO

Focus on Education

  • Student scholarships
  • Teacher development
  • Computers and Internet
  • Public schools and infrastructure

STEP THREE

Develop the Community

  • Sustainable livelihood and eco-agriculture
  • Public services and infrastructure
  • Community Centers (Urban and Rural)

STEP FOUR

Provide Humanitarian Aid as Needed

  • Medical procedures and common medicines no longer available in the public sector
  • Emergency loans and other assistance

Transforming Lives – The Recipe in Action!

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