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.

Women’s Bakery Provides Self-sustaining Enterprise

Participants in this income-generating program are enthusiastic about their baking classes and selling their products. They are learning to prepare a variety of alfajores in different flavors and empanadas with beef or chicken.

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Women working in the bakery

Staff Member Rosario "Charo" Correa Shares Her Thoughts

Charo Correa has been working at Operación San Andrés since 2009. She is a committed social worker who leads Talita Cumi and the healthy family program that supplements the Educational Enrichment Program.

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Rosario "Charo" Correa, social worker at Operación San Andrés

Theater Presentation with the Children of Operación San Andrés

More than 50 families enjoyed an outstanding presentation of dances, plays, songs, and speeches featuring children from the Operación San Andrés Educational Enrichment Program.

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Children's theater program at Operación San Andrés

Rosmery and Lady

Rosmery and Lady attend the educational enrichment program. Their mother, Roxana, is a single mother of 5 children under the age of 11, and she is responsible for paying the family's expenses.

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Rosmery and Lady

Interview with Sandy Gaona, a College Student Supported by Operación San Andrés

Sandy Gaona studies Psychology at Universidad Privada del Norte, thanks to a scholarship provided by Operación San Andrés and the Ruble International Education Initiative.

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Sandy Gaona