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.


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!  

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.


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.


A Big Welcome to the Angulo Family to the OSA Team

In February we were delighted to welcome Pastor Jorge Angulo, his wife, Michelle, and their one-year-old daughter, Sophie, to OSA and the ‘Luz de Esperanza’ congregation.

2021-03-21 Pastor Jorge and family

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.

Kids at soup kitchen

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.