The Wiese Foundation, in accordance with the spirit of its founder, dedicates the income from its assets to individuals and entities whose objective is not for profit, but essentially one of human solidarity, and lends its support to the development of education, the promotion of culture and scientific research, while still granting assistance to religious entities, social hospital assistance entities and charities in general. Over the past years, it has managed, backed, articulated and/or sponsored the following projects and campaigns:
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In the face of the global health emergency unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wiese Foundation has quintupled the usual financial contribution for its annual Humanitarian Aid program, with the purpose of contributing to saving lives, supporting our brave doctors and health personnel, as well as giving financial support to the most vulnerable families that have not received help from the government to face the crisis. Learn more about the initiative and join the We Are Together! Campaign
The Humanitarian Aid Program of the Wiese Foundation annually allocates a fixed amount of money to activate and promote various humanitarian aid campaigns, normally aimed at addressing emergency and disaster situations. However, this year 2019, we made the decision to invest the aforementioned fund in what is intended to be the beginning of a new multi-year humanitarian aid project, through which we will seek to summon people and institutions with a generous heart who wish to join our purpose of contributing to change the destiny of Peruvian families in a state of extreme vulnerability. The initiative begins with the construction and installation of certified improved kitchens in 74 homes in the high Andean communities of Calca and Lares, in the Cusco region, as well as the training of families for their proper use and maintenance, the delivery of educational materials on good practices in food preparation and nutritious recipes based on the products of the area.
The particularly severe and prolonged cold wave that was faced by the high Andean areas of our country in 2018 caused damage to the life, health and economy of the most vulnerable inhabitants from 11 regions of the country, which were declared in state of emergency by the Peruvian State. Hence, the WIESE FOUNDATION, together with ADRA Peru and Panamericana TV, drove and promoted a humanitarian aid campaign that provided 3002 children and older adults with warm clothes, as well as kits x 2 blankets to 1400 families living in 54 districts located above 3,500 m.a.s.l. from four regions of the country: Tacna, Puno, Huancavelica and Cuzco. This year, these districts withstood temperatures reaching -18Cº.State: closed
The Solidarity Fund for Social Entrepreneurship (ENTREPRENEURIAL FUND) of the Wiese Foundation is an Impact Investment platform that seeks to identify and boost duly incorporated companies in Peru that (1) have been created with the mission of addressing a social problem that is relevant for the most vulnerable communities, through their commercial operations, (2) are in the early stages of their operation; that is, prior to their commercial scaling, (3) can provide some evidence of the success of their business model, in terms of the potential for economic growth, self-sustainability and social impact.
Disaster relief campaigns: In the face of the devastating effects of the mudslides and floods that occurred in the first quarter of 2017, as a consequence of the El Niño Phenomenon, The Wiese Foundation took immediate action, articulating and managing a network of humanitarian aid in partnership with various public and private institutions, with the aim of alleviating the suffering of the most vulnerable victims in the regions of Piura, Lambayeque and La Libertad. This campaign was called “Together for the Northern Coast", and, through it, it was possible to provide timely and effective care for 15,620 families.State: closed
El Brujo Program
This is the first project of Works by Taxes (OXI) from the Culture Sector, in Peru; it is also the first to be co-executed by a national entity (Ministry of Culture) and a sub-national one (National Government of La Libertad). This project will be funded by Inmuebles Panamericana S.A., who has entrusted its execution to the Wiese Foundation technical team that conducts the El Brujo Archaeological Program. The main objective of the project is to increase the tourist offer of the complex, through archaeological excavation, research and conservation of 3 new zones within its intangible area, as well as the dissemination and promotion of tourism, based on the findings of the project.
This project is the first to be implemented within the framework of the Wiese Education Fund with the purpose of financing the technical studies of approximately 160 students from SENATI –National Industrial Work Training Service–, at any of its 80 sites throughout the national territory, during the next 3 years. The objective of this program is to allow talented students, at risk of dropping out for economic reasons, to successfully complete their studies, thus contributing to improve their quality of life and that of their families.
El Brujo Program
The 3D laser scan technology and the contribution of a multidisciplinary team of world-renowned researchers got together under the leadership of the professionals from the El Brujo Archaeological Program, to reconstruct the face of the enigmatic mummy, known as the Lady of Cao. It is believed that this historical figure was a powerful female leader of the Moche Civilization who lived more than 1700 years ago. On July 4, 2017, the results of this research project, unprecedented in Peru, were revealed to the world. Because of its relevance, the news travelled fast around the world.State: closed
Within the framework of its Educational Quality Program, in April 2016, the Wiese Foundation initiated the project “Better school climate, better learning”. This project works mainly with principals, assistant principals and teachers of 14 public schools in Lurín and Pachacamac, and its main objective is to significantly improve the institutional and classroom climate in order to favor the development of better teaching and learning.
Thanks to an agreement signed in 2013 between the Wiese Foundation and the Biennale di Venezia Foundation, Peru's participation for 20 years in this prestigious forum developed in Italy, was made possible. Since 2017, within the framework of an alliance with Peru's Cultural Patronage, the Wiese Foundation entrusts it with the organization of the exhibitions that are held in Venice, as well as their replicas in Peru. Through the Venice Biennale, the Wiese Foundation seeks to enhance the value of the work of Peruvian artists and architects, so that, through them, it is possible to generate well-being and development for the country.
In order to promote the implementation of a first-level health care center for disease prevention and the promotion of health, a comprehensive care and social development of the inhabitants of Northern Lima (Puente Piedra, Carabayllo, Ventanilla, Mi Perú, Ancón and Santa Rosa), the Wiese Foundation built a clinic, located at Urbanización El Arenal of the Puente Piedra district. In 2017, the Wiese Foundation allocated a fund for the development of a comprehensive medical care program, which will be operated by the current owners of the clinic and will provide subsidized care to the most vulnerable patients in the area.State: closed
Educational Quality Program
A project executed within the framework of two collaboration agreements signed with the Regional Education Directorate of Ica (DREI) and the Regional Education Directorate of Metropolitan Lima (DRELM), in order to contribute to improve the pedagogical techniques for mathematics, reading comprehension and social personnel for teachers of public schools, in the districts of Alto Larán, Chincha Baja, Pachacamác and Lurín.State: closed
The purpose of this project was to generate income and employment, as well as to incentivize the sustained and responsible development of tourism in the districts of Chavín de Huántar, Acopalca and San Marcos, located in Corredor de Conchucos, Ancash Region. This agreement was executed in collaboration with the Antamina Mining Company and the District Municipality of Chavín de Huántar.State: closed
For four years, the Wiese Foundation participated in this project, providing support in the administration of resources donated by the Antamina Mining Company for the development of archaeological research and conservation in the Archaeological Complex of Chavín de Huántar, Ancash Region.State: closed
Crea + is the first professional Volunteering Program in education in Peru that promotes Individual Social Responsibility among youngsters, who donate their time striving to have more children and adolescents believe in themselves in order to achieve their dreams; through a model that educates in terms of values, develops skills and boost talents in schools in vulnerable areas of Peru. The Wiese Foundation sponsored the early stages of this project, making possible its later consolidation.State: closed
The objective of this documentary was to present the Chavin culture to the world. How it originated 3200 years ago and the importance of its influence on later cultures. The Wiese Foundation and Wanda Films co-produced this feature film that was broadcast in several local movie theaters and through the National Geographic channel, regionally.State: closed