The Viracocha Foundation, established in 2000, is based in San Agustín- Huila, Colombia.
San Agustín is an area recognized as a UNESCO Constellation Belt Andean Biosphere Reserve, and is home to the UNESCO 1995 Historical and Cultural Heritage Archaeological Park and Magdalena River, the main water source of Colombia.
Viracocha was established in response to a degenerative culture that had degraded natural resources, causing problems such as poverty, malnutrition, unemployment, uprooting, expansion of the agricultural frontier, impacting the strategic ecosystems of the territory.
Its work supports the transition towards resilient communities and ecosystems. This integrates the basic needs of the human being (food, home, occupation, learning, environment, communication, freedom and spirituality) from a regenerative perspective.
It seeks to:
In 2002, Viracocha created the Food & Education Program (PAE), benefiting 400 children from families living in conditions of poverty and malnutrition.
In 2006, the Agroecological Permacultural Education Center (CEPA) was created, a nine-hectare farm that acts as a living model of Permaculture and regenerative systems.