The BVL actively participated for the fifth consecutive year with the Telethon ringing the “Bell of the Peruvian Economy”, as it brought together representatives of public and private sector; and, for the first time, two important ministers of our country: Mr. Alonso Segura, Minister of Economy and Finance; and Mr. Piero Ghezzi, Minister of Production; all this, to engage the business sector and citizens with the development of a culture of solidarity in our country.
Through the traditional Bell, symbol of good news, The Lima Stock Exchange reiterated its support in order to draw attention of businesses and citizens to work together in achieving the goal for the year.
Since 2010, the Lima Stock Exchange joins the noble cause of Operation Smile Foundation, which is changing the lives of children, youth and Peruvian adults, poor, suffering from congenital malformations commonly known as cleft lip and / or cleft palate. Thanks to the spirit of solidarity of all its employees, the BVL has raised enough funds to change the lives of 35 children with cleft lip and cleft palate.
Through the program "Recycle More", the Lima Stock Exchange contributes with Fundades, a Peruvian non-profit organization with more than 20 years of experience, which helps to improve the quality of life of vulnerable groups and doomed to potentiate the development of skills in people with disabilities.
On each floor of the BVL, and in the CAVALI offices, we have containers for recycling paper (prints, files, magazines, newspapers and obsolete guides). This year, thanks to all our employees, we have collected 1,025 kg of recycled paper. Thus, we do not only continue to implement a culture of recycling, but also of solidarity,
helping underprivileged children to study, thanks to the scholarship program and breakfasts from Fundades and Alseas Infantiles SOS.
In addition, support has been extended to the Asociación de Ayuda al Niño Quemado (ANIQUEM), a nonprofit organization that works uninterruptedly since 1999, in the prevention of childhood burns, as well as free and comprehensive rehabilitation of children and adolescents with severe burn consequences. During 2015, 708 kg of paper were collected to be donated.
The Stock Exchange in its firm commitment to ensure the educational growth of its employees, and contribute to the development of specialized professionals, signed, on 2012, an agreement with Instituto Peruano de Fomento Educativo (IPFE), a nonprofit organization with more than 50 years of experience working with the Peruvian education and providing access to the best opportunities for scholarships and student loans. With this agreement, employees can access postgraduate scholarships in major educational institutions in the country and the world.