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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Women making bracelets with Collique Cuffs

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.

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.

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