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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Dr. Luis Campos Nominated for Prestigious Award by Edinburgh University

We are delighted to announce that our founder, Dr. Luis Campos, has been nominated and selected as a finalist for the 2021 "Being Edinburgh" award. This year there were 85 nominations for the award and the award panel selected four finalists, including Dr. Campos.

It’s Been Quite a Year

Exactly one year ago the first two-week COVID lockdown began in Peru. I still remember thinking; ‘Two weeks? We can handle that’. Two weeks became two months and two months became two years; we are, in any case, into the second year.

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Kids at soup kitchen

A Christmas Miracle

I want to share with you our own Christmas miracle at Operación San Andres this year. Just to be clear: it’s not on the scale of the original miracle we celebrate each Christmas, but I’m sure the same generous God we worship is behind them both. In Bethlehem, God sent His Son to save sinners; this year in Collique God sent us 1,200 panettones to cheer the weary and the downcast. Let me explain.

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David MacPherson with donated panettones

A Thanksgiving Message from our President, Janice Anderson

This holiday season, Janice Anderson, the President of the Board of Directors for Operación San Andrés, has a message of gratitude for all of our supporters and team members.

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Janice Anderson with members of the Operación San Andrés team

How Do You Respond to a Pandemic?

In March 2020, Operación San Andrés, along with countless others across the globe, was faced with this stark question. Here's how we have responded.

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Delivery of food for soup kitchen in Collique, Peru

From Recycled Belts to Collique Cuffs

What began as a $5 mission project at First Baptist Church in Rome, Georgia, USA, became a microenterprise opportunity for several of our friends at Operación San Andrés.

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Women making bracelets with Collique Cuffs