Thanks to $1.2 million from caring donors in the United States, Canada, Europe and Venezuela
68,586Couple Years of Protection --the USAID metric for evaluatingfamily planning programs -- have been provided to these families to prevent unintended pregnancies -- avery respectable number for an organization of our modest size -- and at less than $10 cost per CYP-- which is well below documented averages in community based service delivery!
And that is not all.
Once families have gained control of their fertility, they concentrate on giving their children the best possible future through schooling. Everyone agrees:
2,146workshops inResponsible Sexuality and Reproductive Healthhave been givento44,666participants, primarilystudents and teenagers,reaching out to this critical younger population in a country that has one of the highestteenage pregnancy rates in Latin America and the Caribbean.
400 families in our remote rural community now have access to: Kindergarten and Daycare centers Primary school with cafeteria and sports Education Center with library, computers, tutoring Subsidized school supplies
300 ruralhigh school students have participated in our Scholarship Program Six Graduating Classes - most students previously did not reach the sixth grade 15 of our rural high school graduates are now in college with our support Two of our rural high school graduates are now college graduates with nursing degrees
®28 off-the-grid rural homes, one ruralschooland
onechapelhave receivedsolar electricity
S140 rural homesnow have pipedgravity water systems äExotic Tropical Fruit Trees -- Durian, Mangosteen, Jackfruit and more
Our story begins all the way back in 1977, when we began farming on our remote tropical homestead in the impoverished Turimiquire watershed of north-eastern Venezuela. We gradually developed a series of eco-agricultural, health and educational projects for our community, and in 1995, we established the Turimiquire Foundation, with 501(C)(3) non-profit tax exemption status in the USA.
èWe are small and focused enoughto micro-manage every aspect of our operation. è We have an extended part-time staff, many of whom volunteer or can receive very modest stipends for their participation because their main sustenance comes from elsewhere. è Our own university scholarship students increasingly help as their skills improve. è All of our Officers and Board are 100% Volunteer. è Without asking too much of anyone, everyone is asked to help a little more, and the cumulative results are significant.
With this same approach to fund raising, just once or twice a year, we ask everyone to please help with a donation. Dollar for dollar, you won't get a better deal to help the less-fortunate in precisely the ways that they need and want, because we are right here, personally "embedded" with the folks we serve!