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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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 have been participants in multiple mission trips.

Reflections on Our Mission Trip to Peru

What do 45 individuals from seven states in the USA have in common? They are all committed to Operación San Andrés and its ministry to the underserved residents of Collique. The group, including doctors, nurses, dentists, a PharmD, an optometrist, and lay volunteers, traveled from their homes to Peru in October.

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Group of Mission Team Volunteers

Sheylla: Dreams Coming True

Sheylla has been part of the Operación San Andrés community for several years. Her dream has been to be a nurse and to work serving the children of Collique.

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Sheylla Luna Mariano

Alicia: Testimony of Appreciation

Alicia has lived in Upper Collique since 1990. She is happily married and has two grown children and two younger school-age children. She began losing her sight in 2013.

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Alicia Huancho Colina with two of her children

Luz Mary

Socorro, mother of Luz Mary, writes about the experience her daughter has had in the educational enrichment program at Operación San Andrés.

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Luz Mary enjoying lunch