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.


How the “Blessings from God” Soup Kitchen Assists the Rodriguez Family

Soup kitchens provide nutritious meals to thousands of vulnerable families in the poorest areas of Collique, Peru. Among the most-needy people are those who suffer from physical impairments that do now allow them to find a job with living wages to support their families. This is the case of the Rodriguez family, where both parents, Jose Luis and Paty, endure severe eye issues. By God’s grace, the Rodriguez family is connected to a local soup kitchen called “Blessings from God,” supported by Operacion San Andres, who helps relieve their financial struggles, providing free daily meals for the parents and their children.

Operación San Andrés Awarded 2nd Prize at M3 Conference

OSA participated in the 2023 M3 Conference in Houston, Texas with a poster presentation presenting the results of a survey conducted in Collique: ‘A survey of Ollas Comunes in Collique, Peru: How soup kitchens are combating food insecurity in impoverished communities’. The panel of judges was impressed, and we won 2nd prize!  


Update on College Students Supported by OSA

School classes ended in December 2022 and all of OSA’s college students successfully finished another semester towards their goal of obtaining their bachelor’s degree. It is very clear to them that without OSA’s support they would not be able to pay for their tuition with the resources provided by their families. Despite such challenges, they all have been promoted to the next semester and are…


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.

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