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.
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The first and crucial step towards empowering women is to offer them the means to control their own fertility.
Once families gain control of their fertility, they can concentrate on giving their children the best possible future through schooling.
Our low-impact rural development and ecological agriculture initiatives serve a dual purpose – to preserve local ecosystems and promote self-employment for rural populations.
SMALL FOUNDATION, BIG IMPACT
We help these Mothers practice family planning and attend adult education classes in order to break out of the cycle of rural poverty and illiteracy.
Congratulations and thanks to all who contributed to our new Rural Education Center, located upriver more than two hours walking from the nearest road!
Dr. Silvia Quijada is shown here with two of our first rural surgery patients in 2018. We offer up to 600 ambulatory surgeries per year for low-income candidates.