Protecting, Educating, Empowering Women & Children

our mission

Our mother Paz was the Inspiration behind the Founding of the Paz Foundation. in the early 1950’s our mother  raised five children alone and cared for the welfare of women and Children throughout her life. We dedicate this Charitable Organization to Women and Children who are victims of abuse, exploitation and abandonment. We pledge to help and fight for the rights of Women and Children worldwide. Our family is actively working programs and fulfilling the mission and vision of the Paz Foundation to her memory.

The Paz Foundation Women and Children Protection Foundation is inviting all interested passionate persons to make changes and ask for your Donations  and ideas on how we can better  impact our communities.

Your donations,  involvement will help release the resolve, fortitude, resilience & talent of a forgotten & “no-longer silent” human force. Our Foundation is working with other charitable organizations to Protect Women and Children by providing Funding, anti-violence and Job-training programs.

The Paz Foundation had Been Named as a United Nations NGO with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

We are very proud to announce that the Paz Foundation (as of June, 2019) has been named a United Nations Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO). We are working with the Economic and Social Council { ECOSOC) for Women and Children’s works around the World.  As a result, our Foundation has been recognized for our work in Bolivia, and also, for establishing Women and Children Protection, education and empowerment programs in various countries.

Furthermore, our purpose is to Educate by providing Scholarships for Charter Schools to Universities and also, to Empower by providing financial and job resources to Women. Which in-turn creates confidence and raises self-esteem.

Women and Children Foundation Founder Luis Ortiz Aguilar
The Face of Domestic Violence



“Breaking the Cycle Of Violence” in Oakland, CA.”

We dedicate this Charitable Organization to Women and Children who are victims of abuse, exploitation abandonment. We are fighting for the rights of Women and Children worldwide. Because it is our duty to make a difference in dealing with Domestic Violence we can only do our part in limited communities.

Unfortunately, in most countries, there is approximately 90% impunity in the prosecution of  Domestic Violence, therefore, we cannot standby and pretend that violence does not exist. In other words, the Paz Foundation cannot change the lax judicial systems of these countries.  Our mission is to provide shelters for women & children that are victims of Physical, Psychological Abuse, oppression or abandonment,

Domestic violence is rapidly becoming a subject of changes in many countries, however, in other cultures  the subject of inter-family violence is “taboo” and not enforced by many authorities. As a result, violence,   rapes and abuse continue to be a subject that is ignored in these cultures.

Women and Children Centers

Our Charitable Organization is currently working on building and opening our first Women & Children Centers in Oakland, California, and Chicago, IL. Our centers are providing services, such as, emergency housing, warm meals, legal assistance, 24-hour hotline job-training and transitional housing assistance for victims that cannot return to their homes or communities.

Visit Our Blog and engage with ideas, donations or volunteer your time at the upcoming Oakland CA Domestic Violence and Job-training Center or any of our social services programs we are offering. Finally, we are expanding our outreach programs as long as we receive support from individuals, corporations and other non-profits.

Protecting Children, Building Confidence & Self-Esteem


Our Charitable Foundation is working with private and public agencies in various countries. In Saigon, Vietnam we are Rehabilitation Equipment for children with Down Syndrome, Autism and various types of cancers. Also, our Foundation is working with children that are suffering from Genetic Inheritance Diseases (GID), Agent Orange, Napalm Gas, and other chemicals. In Manila, Philippines, we are establishing a Women and Children’s Hospital and various Women Empowerment Programs.

Early Child Marriage 

In El Alto, Bolivia, we are working with young girls educating them on “breaking the cycle” of Early Child Marriage. Most young girls marry early due to family economic pressure which are common in impoverished communities. Our Organization is working with the International Foundation Girls not Brides and their member organizations for the development of programs. By using their information and resources we can design programs to help young girls break the cycle of early marriage.

Early child marriage often leads to pregnancy, abandonment and economic stress to families and social services agencies. Our education and job training programs will make a difference in the lives of hundreds of young girls and their their families. the Paz Foundation, the Girls, not brides foundation and local non-profits are engaging in changing the lives of young girls via our social empowerment programs.

Visiting Children with Down Syndrome in Ho-Chi Minh City

our mission


“Children; Our Hope And Our Future”


Our purpose is to Empower Women and Children with Education, Scholarships and Charter Schools. In a world where Children are Oppressed, Exploited & Abused; our Charitable Organization is doing its part to make the necessary changes to protect Children from Social Injustice. In conclusion, by providing Education and Protection programs we can create productive & confident future leaders who will change the course of their Communities & the World.

In Arlington Heights, Illinois we are in the application process for accreditation for Ariston Institute (to be named Ariston University after accreditation). Ariston will be offering US-Accredited degrees to hundreds of students via our real-time online learning systems unique to our University.

Networking with Other Charitable Organizations

Ariston Institute of Higher Learning is “building bridges by networking with other Non-Profit  Foundations around the world. One of these Foundations is the Weinberg School located in Wellersee Zell Germany. The Weinberg School has been providing children and young people with room to grow and develop since 2006. We are following our own reformed educational approach, which focuses on the development of emotions and personality as well as the ability to develop relationships”. We closely consider the people that come to us, so that we can guide them as individuals to find their own strengths and visions for the future.

Children in Bolivia
Board of Directors Ariston Institute



The Ariston Institute of Chicago is a “values-based” educational college designed to instill character, morals, integrity, and ethics in our students. Our Innovative “work while learning” programs provide real-life experience. Ariston will be offering Associate, Bachelor’s and Graduate degrees in:

a. IT Technology and Artificial Intelligence

b. Sustainable Resources Technology Management

c. Biological  Agriculture and Organic Farming

d. Health Administration Management

e. c. Master’s Degree in NGO Leadership

Master’s Degree in Charitable Organization Management

Ariston and The Paz Foundation’s Women and Children Charitable Organization are jointly working on a Master’s Graduate Degree Program with our newly formed Ariston Institute located in Arlington Heights, IL. The Master’s Degree in NGO Leadership is unique and in- fact-breaks the paradigm of Charitable Organization Management-. Our unique “hands-on” approach to learning NGO Leadership and management is different ” because we integrate theory with real-time learning and hands-on” implementation approach as follows:

A. All students and faculty are enrolled in a Non-profit Institute and a sponsoring NGO. B. Students spend a minimum of three weeks per-semester working with existing Non-Profits around the world. C. Students register their own Non-profit Organization in the USA or any nation of their choosing. D. Students learn how to fund-raise via the internet, social media, organizations. events, corporations, and government agencies. E. All students prepare a Thesis and essay based on their personal objectives, experiences, and unique projects for the world to view.
We, at the Paz Foundation and Ariston Institute, believe that this Master’s Leadership Degree will have the most impact of any social degree offered at any University. Our graduating students will have the tools and support needed to make changes in their communities, states and internationally. Students will be equipped with knowledge and support to create self-sustaining communities and to empower hundreds of people. We welcome your support and donations for this highly anticipated graduate degree. We project to start in the Fall semester of 2021.

The Aguilar Institute Research Center

Ariston University is preparing an Organic Agriculture Degree which includes a Research Institute named The Aguilar Institute
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Aguilar Institute Logo








The Aguilar Institute Research Center

Our Institute is preparing an Organic Agriculture Degree which includes our own Academic Research “Think-Tank”. The Aguilar Institute will be Researching and Preparing Scientific,  peer-reviewed essays and academic reports. Our studies are related to Biological Agriculture, Organic Food Farming, food preservation, innovative non-polluting food growing, and land preservation systems. Our “Boots-on-the-ground” approach to Research, Learning and Executing Projects is unique because all of our scientists, engineers. Our scientists and farming managers are actively involved in the success of each and every Organic Food Production Project we complete.

The Non-profit business model of the Paz Foundation and the Aguilar Institute provides a platform for receiving millions of dollars in donations from corporations, universities, endowments, and people passionate about healthy food, saving our soils and removing pesticides and Chemical  Fertilizers.

our mission


“Empowerment is the process of increasing the capacity of individuals and groups to make choices and to transform those choices into desired actions and outcomes. When women succeed; nations are safer secure and prosperous. We know it is the key to economic growth, political stability social transformation”.

The Foundation is establishing a Micro-Lending Bank to assist women entrepreneurs with seed money for inventory or expansion of a business. Our Foundation is buying administration buildings in Chicago, Illinois, and in Oakland California.

Micro-Lending is a source of financial services for women entrepreneurs and small businesses lacking access to banking and related services.  Furthermore, this type of banking is relationship-based and can be issued to a single individual or a group.

Women and Micro-Loans