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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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.

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