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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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.

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

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