Operación San Andrés has been creating positive change in Collique, Peru since 2003. Here are some of the stories from people whose lives have been affected, either as beneficiaries of our community programs, or as part of our team. To stay up to date on the impact Operación San Andrés is making, bookmark this page or visit the Contact page and ask to sign up for our newsletter.

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Restart of Mission Trips to Operación San Andrés in Peru

After a pause of more than 26 months due to the global pandemic, a team of 12 volunteers arrived at the Operación San Andrés mission site in Collique, Lima, Peru on Sunday, June 5, 2022. This mission team was sponsored by Texas Baptist Men (TBM), an NGO based in Texas dedicated to delivering help, hope, and healing to people who desperately need it.

Kristin Villegas - A Story of Faith, Determination, and Perseverance

Kristin Villegas, age 20, is one of several youth who receive financial support from Operación San Andrés (OSA) to pay for college tuition and fees. In spite of difficult circumstances, Kristin has completed all of the required course work and will obtain her bachelor’s degree in accounting later this year.

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Kristin in classroom

GratiFILM Produces Video about the Ministry of Operación San Andrés

GratiFILM, a 501(c)(3) non-profit company with headquarters in Dallas, Texas, USA, recently released a video about the holistic ministry of Operación San Andrés.  Founded in 2020 by Ryan and Elizabeth Schorman, GratiFILM “helps other nonprofits tell their stories visually in an affordable or pro bono way.”  Ryan and Elizabeth are long-time supporters of OSA and ha

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OSA Recognized for COVID Emergency Relief Efforts

In response to the severe hardship produced by the pandemic and resulting economic crisis, Operación San Andrés (OSA) launched an emergency relief program that has focused its attention on providing emergency food supplies to around 50 soup kitchens that have sprung up across Collique. On the 8th of December 2021, these efforts were formally recognized as OSA was presented with a certificate and…

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Story of Rosa Leyva – A College Student Supported by OSA

Lidsay Rosa Leyva Diaz is 21 years old and a participant in OSA’s college support program that provides young folks from low income families the opportunity for a college education. Rosa is the second of four siblings who lives, with her parents, in the fourth zone of Collique. She shares her memories of a happy childhood as part of a loving and supportive family.

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Let's Meet Sergio

As the global pandemic continues its impact in Peru, Operación San Andrés (OSA) and Luz de Esperanza (Light of Hope) Church continue providing multiple programs of support to dozens of families in Collique. For example, every weekend 65 children come to the church building to receive educational materials to help them improve their academic performance in school.

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