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
Maria was one of our first rural scholarship students to graduate from college! Her death in childbirth at 24 years old is a tragedy for our community. Maria, we will always remember and admire you!
Congratulations and thanks to all who contributed to our new Rural Education Center, located deep upriver more than two hours walking distance from the nearest road!
We recently received the Bronze Award from GUIDESTAR, the leading Internet site for charities. We appreciate this testament to our transparency and efficiency!
THANK YOU, GUIDESTAR