Peter was born in Karimnagar, Telangana, India. His father was from the US and mother from Canada. He finished high school in the south of India. He lived for 17 years in the US, finishing his degree and working.

Mercy was born in Nizamabad, Telangana, and grew up, studied and has lived all of her life there, except for one-and-a-half years after marriage in the US.

Peter studied his BSc in Recreation and Camp Administration and is presently working on his BTS. Mercy studied her MSc in Biochemistry.

Peter and Mercy founded Shining Stars in Hyderabad, Telangana, on March 5th of 1996. They have three sons. Josiah, Stephen and Caleb.

Peter directs the organization and Mercy help’s facilitate the mentor’s programme, and see that all of the staff, centre leaders and teachers have the basic knowledge of child development.

Peter Wiig and Mercy Wiig